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"caveat" in British English

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caveatnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkæv.i.æt/ us   /ˈkæv.i.æt/ formal
a warning to consider something before taking any more action, or a statement that limits a more general statement: He agreed to the interview, with the caveat that he could approve the final article.
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(Definition of caveat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"caveat" in American English

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caveatnoun [C]

us   /ˈkæv·iˌæt, ˈkɑ·viˌɑt/
a warning, for example about the use or effectiveness of something: One caveat: Know when passengers must be back on board the plane.
(Definition of caveat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"caveat" in Business English

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caveatnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkæviæt/ us  
a warning to consider something before doing anything more: One caveat: while the plans can offer an opportunity to accumulate significant wealth over time, they cannot guarantee the safety of employee contributions.
a statement that limits a more general statement: Behind every set of statistics there's always a caveat.
(Definition of caveat from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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