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  1. affair

    • IPA[əˈfer]

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    • n.
      an event or sequence of events of a specified kind or that has previously been referred to;a matter that is a particular person's concern or responsibility
    • noun: affair, plural noun: affairs

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    • 1. an event or sequence of events of a specified kind or that has previously been referred to:

      the board admitted responsibility for the affair

      I wanted the funeral to be a family affair

    • 2. a matter that is a particular person's concern or responsibility:

      what you do in your spare time is your affair

    • 3. matters of public interest and importance:

      commissions were created to advise on foreign affairs

    • 4. business and financial dealings:

      his time was spent in winding up his affairs

    • 5. a love affair:

      his wife is having an affair

    • 6. an object of a particular type:

      her dress was a black low-cut affair

    • n. a romantic or sexual relationship between two people who are not married to each other:

    • she had an unhappy love affair with a painter

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    • n. a romantic or sexual relationship between two people, especially one that is outside marriage.

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    • n. (in South Africa) a matter defined as being specific to a particular ethnic group, and controlled by that group through a chamber of the tricameral parliament.

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    • ph. an incident in Franco-American relations in which a bribery attempt perpetrated by French agents in 1797 led the US to the brink of formal war with France.

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    • n. a political scandal of 1987 involving the covert sale by the US of arms to Iran. The proceeds of the arms sales were used by officials to give arms to the anticommunist Contras in Nicaragua, despite congressional prohibition.

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    • plural events of political or social interest and importance happening in the world at the present time:

    • I began to take an interest in current affairs

      current affairs programmes

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    • plural events of political or social interest and importance happening in the world at the present time:

    • I began to take an interest in current affairs

      current affairs programs

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    • plural matters of public interest and importance happening abroad:

    • she had a quarrel with her Minister of Foreign Affairs about the contents of the speech

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    • IPA[əˈfɛː]

    英式

    • n.
      an event or sequence of events of a specified kind or that has previously been referred to:
    • the board admitted responsibility for the affair

      I wanted the funeral to be a family affair

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  2. 知識+

    • affair、event、matter的比較

      affair ( 與 matter 有時可通用) 1.指 情況或事件: 正在處理或考慮中的事件。 例如: I manage my financial affairs very carefully. (我很小心處理我的經濟事件)。 2. 指 事項或情況: 特別指那...

    • affair意思應是「事務」,為何片語卻有所不相干連?

      ...意思。 在字典上,它意思有3種意思: 1)事件 例:the Watergate affair (水門事件) 2)事務,事情,時局(當此翻譯時常用複數) 例: The...

    • 請問Tropic affair這句英文是什麼意思

      ...應該就是[浪漫的熱帶豔遇][浪漫的熱帶之戀] tropic --> 熱帶國家,熱帶地方 affair --> 戀愛事件 通常外國人很喜歡在別人渡假完之後問人家出國有沒有affair 也...