(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. headquarters, department, bureau, room, branch; position, status, rank, function; post, job, duty, service. See agency, business, rite.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A position involving responsibility]
Syn. position, appointment, post, occupation; see job 1 , profession 1 , trade 2 .
2. [A function]
Syn. performance, province, service; see duty 2 .
3. [A place in which office work is done]
Syn. room, office building, factory, bureau, agency, warehouse, facility, school building, suite; see also building 1 , department 2 .
Types of offices include: consular, customs, foreign, ambassadorial, ministerial, governmental, business, principal's, counseling, professional, home, secretarial, stenographic, filing, typing, insurance, accountant, data processing, real estate, brokerage, bookkeeping, journalistic, recording, sheriff, police, credit union, law, bank, doctor's, dentist's, psychiatrist's, advertising agency, theater; booking office, box office. See Synonym Study at function , job .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. place of business or work area department, headquarters, precinct, bureau, command center, practice, suite, *nerve center, *boiler room, base, room, work station, cubicle, compartment, niche, cubbyhole, pigeonhole, closet.
2. post position, service, role, function, charge, appointment.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A piece of work that has been assigned: assignment, chore, duty, job, stint, task. See WORK. 2. A post of employment: appointment, berth, billet, job, place, position, situation, slot, spot. Slang: gig. See PLACE. 3. A charitable deed. Often used in plural: benefaction, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, favor, kindliness, kindness, oblation, philanthropy. See GIVE, KIND. 4. A formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual: ceremonial, ceremony, liturgy, observance, rite, ritual, service. See RITUAL.

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