[uhn-der-sek-ri-tair-ee-it, uhn-der-sek-ri-ter-] /ˌʌn dərˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər i ɪt, ˈʌn dərˌsɛk rɪˌtɛr-/
a department or section of a ministry of which an under secretary is in charge.
or undersecretary noun, (often initial capital letters) 1. an official who is subordinate to a principal secretary, as in the U.S. cabinet: Under Secretary of the Treasury.
noun, plural secretaries. 1. a person, usually an official, who is in charge of the records, correspondence, minutes of meetings, and related affairs of an organization, company, association, etc.: the secretary of the Linguistic Society of America. 2. a person employed to handle correspondence and do routine work in a business office, usually involving taking […]
noun, plural seeds (especially collectively) seed. 1. the fertilized, matured ovule of a flowering plant, containing an embryo or rudimentary plant. 2. any propagative part of a plant, including tubers, bulbs, etc., especially as preserved for growing a new crop. 3. such parts collectively. 4. any similar small part or fruit. 5. Dialect. pit2 . […]
verb (used with object), undersold, underselling. 1. to sell more cheaply than. 2. to advertise with restraint; understate the merits of (something): By underselling his product, he let his hearers convince themselves of its importance. 3. to sell for less than the actual value. verb -sells, -selling, -sold 1. to sell for less than the […]