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vice presidentor vice-pres·i·dent (vīs′prĕz′ĭ-dənt, -dĕnt′)
n. Abbr. VP
1. An officer ranking next below a president, usually empowered to assume the president's duties under conditions such as absence, illness, or death.
2. A deputy to a president, especially in a corporation, in charge of a specific department or location: vice president of sales.
an officer ranking immediately below a president and serving as his or her deputy. A vice president takes the president's place during his or her absence or incapacity, after his or her death, and in certain other circumstances. Abbreviation: VP or V. Pres
ˌvice ˈpresidency n
ˌvice ˌpresiˈdential adj
1. (often caps.) a governmental officer next in rank to a president, serving as president in the event of the president's death, disability, removal, or resignation.
2. an officer who serves as a deputy to a president or oversees a special division or function, as in a corporation.
vice′ pres′idency, n.
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|Noun||1.||vice president - an executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances|
executive vice president - a vice president holding executive power
senior vice president - the ranking vice president in a firm that has more than one
Vice President of the United States - the vice president of the United States who presides over the United States Senate