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Meaning of bureau

bu•reau

Pronunciation: (byoor'ō), [key]
— pl. bu•reaus, bu•reaux
  1. a chest of drawers, often with a mirror at the top.
  2. a division of a government department or an independent administrative unit.
  3. an office for collecting or distributing news or information, coordinating work, or performing specified services; agency: a travel bureau; a news bureau.
  4. a desk or writing table with drawers for papers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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