a public official appointed to conduct and preside at an election.
(in Britain, Canada, Australia, etc) an official in charge of conducting an election in a constituency or electoral district, who supervises the counting of votes and announces the results
noun 1. a novel (1878) by Thomas Hardy.
noun, Accounting. 1. the amount of profit computed by dividing net income before interest and taxes by the cost of assets, usually expressed as a percentage. Abbreviation: ROA.
noun, Accounting. 1. the amount of profit computed by dividing net income before taxes less preferred dividends by the value of stockholders’ equity, usually expressed as a percentage. Abbreviation: ROE.
noun 1. the amount of profit, before tax and after depreciation, from an investment made, usually expressed as a percentage of the original total cost invested. Abbreviation: ROI.