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handout

noun [C] uk   /ˈhænd.aʊt/ us  

handout noun [C] (INFORMATION)

B2 a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject: On page two of your handout you will find a list of the books that I have referred to during the lecture.

handout noun [C] (PRESENT)

often disapproving something such as food, clothing, or money that is given free to someone who has a great need for it: I'm not interested in government handouts - all I want is a job.
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