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English definition of “sale”


noun [C/U] (ACT OF SELLING)   /seɪl/
an act of exchanging something for money : [U] You pay tax on the profits from the sale of buildings . [C] The school raised money from book sales, bake sales, and individual contributors . [U] When I bought this house , there were many, many homes for sale (= available to be bought ).
(Definition of sale noun (ACT OF SELLING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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