Pronunciation: (byoor'ō), [key]
pl. bu•reaus, bu•reauxPronunciation: (byoor'ōz). [key]

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. Chiefly Brit.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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