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size

noun
 
 
/saɪz/
[C] MEASURES one of the standard measures according to which things are made or sold: a size 14 dress The products come in three sizes.
[C or U] how big or small something is: The maximum loan size is €125,000. Voters were angry at the size of the budget deficit. No matter what size company you work for, you will learn valuable lessons about how to find your customers and reach out to them. Regardless of size and industry, most organizations devote considerable time and resources to developing unique, profitable areas of competence. Despite the potential market size, no bank was interested in their proposal.double/triple/quadruple in size The share sale will enable the company to double in size over the next three years.
one size fits all the idea that one set of rules, one solution, etc. is suitable for any situation: The major charitable foundations were working on the assumption that one size fits all. When it comes to choosing an online broker, one size doesn't always fit all.
→  See also economy-size , full-size , giant-size , king-size , large-sized , medium-sized , one-size-fits-all , palm-sized , pocket-sized
(Definition of size noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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