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outlet

noun [C]  /ˈɑʊt·lɪt, -ˌlet/ us  

outlet noun [C] (OPENING)

an opening through which something, usually a liquid or gas, can come out: an outlet to the sea The plumber tightened the outlet valve.

outlet noun [C] (METHOD OF EXPRESSION)

a method by which emotions, energy, or abilities can be expressed: Drawing classes provided an outlet for her creativity.

outlet noun [C] (STORE)

a store selling the goods of a particular company or goods of a particular type, often one selling goods at prices that are lower than usual: a factory outlet The company has more than 1200 retail outlets nationwide.

outlet noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

a device connected to the electricity system that a plug fits into in order to supply electricity to something: a wall outlet
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