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English definition of “list”


noun [C]
a record of short pieces of information, such as people's names, usually written or printed with a single thing on each line and often ordered in a way that makes a particular thing easy to find: a list of possible candidates for the job I've made a list of this week's orders.on a list Is your name on the list? New office furniture is not high on our list of priorities.
→ See also A-list, Daily Official List, focus list, hit list, laundry list, legal list, Lloyd's List, mailing list, price list, shopping list, watch list, wish list
(Definition of list noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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