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at·ta·ché

 (ăt′ə-shā′, ă-tă-)
n.
1. A person officially assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission to serve in a particular capacity: a cultural attaché; a military attaché.
2. An attaché case.

[French, from past participle of attacher, to attach, from Old French attachier; see attach.]

attaché

(əˈtæʃeɪ; French ataʃe)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a specialist attached to a diplomatic mission: military attaché.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a junior member of the staff of an embassy or legation
[C19: from French: someone attached (to a mission), from attacher to attach]

at•ta•ché

(æ tæˈʃeɪ, ˌæt ə-; esp. Brit. əˈtæʃ eɪ)
n., pl. -chés.
1. a diplomatic official or a military officer assigned to an embassy or legation in a foreign country, esp. in a technical capacity.
2. Also, at`ta•che′. attaché case.
[1825–35; < French: past participle of attacher to attach]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attache - a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic missionattache - a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission
diplomatic mission - a mission serving diplomatic ends
cultural attache - an attache who is a specialist in cultural matters
military attache - an attache who is a specialist in military matters
specialiser, specialist, specializer - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
2.attache - a shallow and rectangular briefcaseattache - a shallow and rectangular briefcase
briefcase - a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books
Translations
ataše

attaché

[əˈtæʃeɪ]
A. Nagregado/a m/f
see also cultural
B. CPD attaché case Nmaletín m

attaché

[əˈtæʃeɪ] n (in embassy)attaché(e) m/fattaché case nmallette f, attaché-case m

attaché

nAttaché m

attaché

[əˈtæʃeɪ] naddetto (di ambasciata), attaché m inv
cultural attaché → addetto culturale
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