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label

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈleɪbəl/ COMMERCE, MARKETING
a piece of paper or other material that gives you information about the object that it is fixed to: address/price/warning label Canada put graphic warning labels on cigarette packs back in June 2001. Food packages that did not carry a label certifying them as safe were being blocked from export. Launder or dry-clean, according to the care label. Check the sodium levels on the food label.
a company that produces goods for sale, using a particular name: designer/fashion label She also has plans to launch a range of cosmetics if her fashion label takes off.
a name of a record company: an independent/record/major label
a name of a company that makes wine: Among its other big deals this year was the purchase of two champagne labels.
a name or symbol that is used by a company to sell its products, or the products themselves: Contaminated wheat gluten made its way into pet food sold under nearly 100 labels across North America.
→  See also brand label , designer label , own-label , private-label , store label
(Definition of label noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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