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English definition of “outlet”

outlet

noun [C] uk   /ˈaʊt.let/ us  

outlet noun [C] (WAY OUT)

a way, especially a pipe or hole, for liquid or gas to go out: a waste water outlet an outlet pipePlumbing and pipes and sewage C2 a way in which emotion or energy can be expressed or made use of: Her work provided no outlet for her energies and talents. Writing poetry was his only form of emotional outlet.Showing and demonstrating

outlet noun [C] (SHOP)

C2 a shop that is one of many owned by a particular company and that sells the goods that the company has produced: a fast-food outlet a retail outletShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general

outlet noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

C1 US for power pointElectrical switches and connections
(Definition of outlet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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