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noun [C] UK ( US catalog)     /ˈkætəlɒɡ/ COMMERCE, MARKETING
a book that contains a list of all the products that you can buy from a company, including descriptions and prices for each product: The auction house produces a catalogue full of colour photographs for each sale, available two weeks beforehand.
(also mail order catalogue) a book that contains pictures and prices of products that customers can order and that the company delivers to their homes: Vertbaudet is a children's clothing catalogue. "Internet sales haven't replaced catalogue sales but have brought in new customers," he said. The best advice is to buy charity Christmas cards direct from the catalogue.
→ See also back catalogue, card catalogue, online catalogue
(Definition of catalogue noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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