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pound

noun [C] (MONEY)    /paʊnd/
A2 (symbol £) the standard unit of money used in the UK and some other countries: a one-pound/two-pound coin There are one hundred pence in a pound. They stole jewellery valued at £50,000 (= 50,000 pounds). "Have you got any change?" "Sorry, I've only got a five-pound note.British money the pound (symbol £) the value of the UK pound, used in comparing the values of different types of money from around the world: The devaluation of the pound will make British goods more competitive abroad. On the foreign exchanges the pound rose two cents against the dollar to $1.52.British money
(Definition of pound noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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