[uh-fish-uh l] /əˈfɪʃ əl/
a person appointed or elected to an or charged with certain duties.
of or relating to an or position of duty, trust, or authority:
authorized or issued authoritatively:
an official report.
appointed or authorized to act in a designated capacity:
an official representative.
(of an activity or event) intended for the notice of the public and performed or held on behalf of officials or of an organization; formal:
the official opening of a store.
Pharmacology. noting drugs or drug preparations that are recognized by and that conform to the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia or the National Formulary.
not official or formal
of or relating to an office, its administration, or its duration
sanctioned by, recognized by, or derived from authority: an official statement
appointed by authority, esp for some special duty
having a formal ceremonial character: an official dinner
a person who holds a position in an organization, government department, etc, esp a subordinate position
of or relating to one of the two factions of the IRA and Sinn Féin, created by a split in 1969. The Official movement subsequently renounced terrorism and entered constitutional politics in the Irish Republic as the Workers’ Party (now the Democratic Left)
a member of the Official IRA and Sinn Féin
early 14c., from Old French oficial “law officer; bishop’s representative” (12c.) and directly from Late Latin officialis “attendant to a magistrate, public official,” noun use of officialis (adj.) “of or belonging to duty, service, or office” (see official (adj.)). Meaning “person in charge of some public work or duty” first recorded 1550s.
late 14c., “performing a service; required by duty,” from Old French oficial “official; main, principal” (14c., Modern French officiel) or directly from Late Latin officialis “of or belonging to duty, service, or office,” from Latin officium (see office). Meaning “pertaining to an office or official position” is from c.1600.
official of·fi·cial (ə-fĭsh’əl)
Authorized by or contained in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary. Used of drugs.
[ol-fak-tuh-ree, -tree, ohl-] /ɒlˈfæk tə ri, -tri, oʊl-/ adjective 1. of or relating to the sense of smell: olfactory organs. noun, plural olfactories. 2. Usually, olfactories. an olfactory organ. 3. . /ɒlˈfæktərɪ; -trɪ/ adjective 1. of or relating to the sense of smell noun (pl) -ries 2. (usually pl) an organ or nerve concerned with […]
[noh-non-sens, -suh ns] /ˈnoʊˈnɒn sɛns, -səns/ adjective 1. not tolerating anything frivolous or trifling; firm and businesslike: a no-nonsense approach to money matters; a no-nonsense teacher with well-behaved classes. 2. economical or utilitarian; practical: a no-nonsense car that gets excellent gas mileage. 3. plain and simple; not fancy, complicated, or elegant: no-nonsense recipes for easy […]
[op-er-uh-buh l, op-ruh-] /ˈɒp ər ə bəl, ˈɒp rə-/ adjective 1. that can be treated by a surgical . Compare (def 2). 2. capable of being put into use, , or practice. /ˈɒpərəbəl; ˈɒprə-/ adjective 1. capable of being treated by a surgical operation 2. capable of being operated 3. capable of being put into […]
[op-uh-rey-shuh-nl] /ˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃə nl/ adjective 1. able to function or be used; functional: How soon will the new factory be operational? 2. Military. 3. of or relating to operations or an operation. /ˌnɒnɒpərˈeɪʃənəl/ adjective 1. not in working order or ready to use /ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to an operation or operations […]