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item

noun [C] uk   /ˈaɪ.təm/ us    /-t̬əm/
B1 something that is part of a list or group of things: the last item on the list The restaurant has a long menu of about 50 items. Several items of clothing (= clothes) lay on the floor. one of several subjects to be considered: There are three items on the agenda.B2 a piece of news on television or radio, or in a newspaper: There's an interesting item on the back page.item by item one thing at a time: Buyers from stores are given the opportunity to go through fashion collections item by item and place orders.
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