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English definition of “brand-name”


adjective [not gradable]  /ˈbrændˌneɪm/
having a special name that is known to most people: The brand-name airlines are slashing their costs to survive and compete with low-cost carriers.
(Definition of brand-name adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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