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Topic: COMPANIES


plc

noun
     
plc , PLC [countable] British English
BBC
public limited company
a large company in Britain which has shares that the public can buy:
Marks & Spencer plc
WORD FOCUS: company WORD FOCUS: company
similar words: firm, business

a big company: corporation, multinational, conglomerate

an Internet company: dot-com

a company that is owned by a larger company: subsidiary, affiliate

abbreviations used in company names: Ltd (Limited)
Co.
(Company)
Corp.
(Corporation)
PLC
(Public Limited Company) British English, Pty. (Proprietary) used in Australia and South Africa
company

See also
company
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