echelon


echelon
echelon ech‧e‧lon [ˈeʆəlɒn ǁ -lɑːn] noun [countable]
a rank or level of responsibility within an organization, group of businesses etc, or a person at that level:

• those in the highest echelons of management

• The banking system normally helps allocate money to the lower echelon but at the moment there is a credit squeeze.

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echelon UK US /ˈeʃəlɒn/ noun [C, often plural] WORKPLACE
a rank or position within an organization, company, or profession: in the upper/top/higher echelons of sth »

Politicians are often hired by private equity for the connections and skills gained while working in the upper echelons of government.

at the upper/top echelon »

The job allows you a glimpse into day-to-day goings-on at the company's top echelon.

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Most believe it is this juggling act that keeps women in the lower echelons of the legal profession.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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