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shopping

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈʃɒpɪŋ/ COMMERCE
the activity of buying goods, especially from a store: When Americans go shopping, they're looking for bargains. These days many women are doing the shopping in their lunch hour. There are 37 shopping days left to Christmas. The goal is to improve the shopping experience for the customer. This software will suggest products based on customers' shopping habits. the Christmas/holiday/weekly shopping online/internet shopping a shopping spree/trip
goods that you have bought, especially from stores: I decided to see if I could cut the cost of my shopping. We put the shopping away.
→ See also comparison shopping, home shopping, mystery shopping, teleshopping
(Definition of shopping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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