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receipt

noun
 
 
/rɪˈsiːt/
[C] (US sales slip, sales check) COMMERCE a piece of paper that shows the price of something that you have bought and proves that you have paid for it: Can I have a receipt?get/keep/retain a receipt Always get a receipt when you withdraw cash from a machine. a credit card receipt
[U] the act of receiving something: I acknowledge receipt of the sum of £10,000. Land stock of low initial cost may rise a hundredfold in value upon receipt of planning approval. We will send an acknowledgement within two working days of receipt.
receipts ACCOUNTING the total amount of money received by a business or government: The economy experienced lower than expected export receipts. Tobacco tax receipts fell by $6.9 million or about 1.1%. cash/box-office receiptsreceipts rise/fall According to OECD figures, receipts rose in 17 out of 24 advanced economies in 2005.
→ See also credit receipt, delivery receipt, deposit receipt, depository receipt, dock receipt, gross receipts, net receipts, trust receipt, warehouse receipt
(Definition of receipt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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