C-level

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The chiefs of business units have titles that start with a "C" (e.g. CEO).

Noun[edit]

C-level (plural C-levels)

  1. (business, often attributive) The highest-ranking executives of an organization, who have the word "chief" in their titles: CEO, COO, CFO, etc.
    I am seeking a position at the C-level.
    • “Executives Are Quitting to Spend Time With Family … Really”, in New York Times[1], Feb. 16, 2022: “Chief executives, chief financial officers and other C-level executives are walking off the job, too.”

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