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commission

noun [C or U] (PAYMENT)    /kəˈmɪʃ.ən/
a payment to someone who sells goods that is directly related to the amount of goods sold, or a system that uses such payments: Is she paid a regular wage or is it on/by commission only? She gets a 15 percent commission on every machine she sells.Earning money and money earnedForms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of commission noun (PAYMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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