vice president

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From vice- and president.

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Noun[edit]

vice president ‎(plural vice presidents) (abbreviation VP)

  1. A deputy to a president, often empowered to assume the position of president on his death or absence.
  2. An executive in a business in charge of a department or branch.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (abbreviation): VP
  • (senior administrator at a college or university): provost (US)
  • (informal, jocular): veep

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