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handout

noun [C]  /ˈhændˌɑʊt/ us  

handout noun [C] (SOMETHING FREE)

something such as food, clothing, or money that is given free to someone who needs it: government handouts

handout noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

a document given to each person who is present, usually to give information about a particular subject: Her handout included a list of the books she referred to.
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