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headquarters (plural headquarters)

  1. The military installation from which troops are commanded and orders are issued; the military unit consisting of a commander and his support staff.
  2. The center of an organization's operations or administration.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      As though on an incendiary rampage, the fires systematically devoured the contents of Edison's headquarters and facilities.
  3. A place of concentrated activity or influence.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is plural in construction and can take singular or plural verbs.


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