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"bulk" in British English

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bulknoun

uk   us   /bʌlk/
[C usually singular] something or someone that is very ​large: She ​eased her ​large bulk out of the ​chair. [U] largesize or ​mass: It was a ​document of ​surprising bulk.in bulk C1 in ​largeamounts: The ​office buyspaper in bulk to ​keep down ​costs.the bulk of sth C1 most of something: In ​fact, the bulk of the ​book is taken up with ​criticizing other ​works.
(Definition of bulk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bulk" in American English

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bulknoun [U]

 us   /bʌlk/
something very ​large, or a ​largeamount, not ​divided into ​smallerparts: Tankers ​carry bulk ​shipments of ​oil. We ​buy a lot of ​ourgroceries in bulk (= in ​largequantities) to ​savemoney. The bulk of something is the ​largerpart of it: He gave the bulk of his ​paintings to the ​museum.
(Definition of bulk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bulk" in Business English

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bulknoun

uk   us   /bʌlk/
in bulk COMMERCE in very large ​amounts: buy/sell/order (sth) in bulk Wholesalers who ​order in bulk will receive an ​additional 15% ​discount. She'd ​buy clothes in bulk from Dhaka and ​sell them at a ​profit of 50 ​cents each. COMMERCE storedloose, and not ​wrapped in ​separateboxes or ​containers: Many ​healthfoodstorescarryorganicgrains, beans, and flours in bulk.
the bulk of sth the ​main or largest ​part of something: Advertising ​provides the bulk of the company’s ​revenue. The bulk of our ​employees are ​recruited from ​overseas.
(Definition of bulk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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