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The answer OFFICE is rarely seen, appearing only about once every 1500 puzzles.

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OFFICE as a noun:

1. (office, business office) = place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"
2. (agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority) = an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
3. (function, office, part, role) = the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
4. (office, power) = (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
5. (office, office staff) = professional or clerical workers in an office; "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
6. a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; "the offices of the mass"
7. (position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation) = a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"