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English definition of “à la carte”

à la carte

adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /ˌɑ lə ˈkɑrt, ˌæl·ə-/ us  
choosing separate foods in a restaurant rather than having a complete meal: You get more choices if you order à la carte.
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