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English definition of “selling”


noun [U]     /ˈselɪŋ/ COMMERCE
the activity of making products and services available so that people buy them: New measures announced yesterday include plans to accelerate the buying and selling of houses . Market strategists expect some frenzied early selling when trading resumes . The New York Stock Exchange closed for fear of panic selling.
the job and skill of persuading people to buy things: Our staff have received extensive training in selling.
→ See also cross-selling, direct selling, distress selling, forced selling, forward selling, hard selling, indirect selling, inertia selling, mis-selling, personal selling, pyramid selling, short selling
(Definition of selling noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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