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note

noun
 
 
/nəʊt/
[C] ( US usually bill) MONEY a piece of paper money: a €500 notein notes He gave me £100 in £10 notes. I had no change; I only had notes. Can you change a €20 note?
[C] FINANCE a written agreement that one person, organization, etc. will pay a particular amount of money to another person, etc. by a particular date: The note for your loan comes due on 1 June. a two-year note
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a short letter, or something that you write down in order to remember something: send/write sb a note I'll send you a note about this but please do put it on your calendars.note to sb The bank said in a note to investors that the operation would make strategic sense. I got a note from the CEO congratulating me on the deal. I made a note to review the matter in a month's time.
[C] a short official document: They can get out of the requirement with a note from their doctor confirming their diagnosis. Please check the goods before signing the delivery note.
notes [plural] detailed information that you write down: take notes In any disciplinary meeting, it is always advisable to take notes.make notes I read through the notes I'd made at the conference. The keynote speaker gave his lecture without notes.
→  See also advice note , banknote , bond note , bought note , consignment note , contract note , convertible note , cover note , credit note , currency note , delivery note , demand note , dispatch advice , EMTN , floating rate note , loan note , noncallable notes , promissory note , prompt note , rail consignment note , revenue anticipation note , road consignment note , secured notes , senior notes , shipping note , shipping note , sick note , sold note , subordinated notes , tax anticipation note , Treasury note , unsecured notes , weight note
(Definition of note noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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