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"clientele" in British English

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clientelenoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌkliː.ɒnˈtel/  us   /-ɑːn-/
all the ​customers of a ​business when they are ​considered as a ​group: The ​nightclub has a very ​fashionable clientele.
(Definition of clientele from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clientele" in American English

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clientelenoun [C]

 us   /ˌklɑɪ·ənˈtel, ˌkli·ɑn-/
all the ​customers of a ​business when they are ​considered as a ​group
(Definition of clientele from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"clientele" in Business English

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clientelenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˌkliːɒnˈtel/ COMMERCE, MARKETING
all the ​customers of a ​business considered as a ​group: The beauty clinic, with its ​growing clientele, ​moved to its ​presentsite in 2008.a mixed/diverse/wide clientele The ​pubattracts a ​mixed clientele of ​tourists, ​businesspeople and ​locals. a young/sophisticated/discerning clientele He is a well-established ​insurancebroker who ​serves a loyal clientele.
(Definition of clientele from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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