courtesy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"courtesy" in British English

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courtesynoun [U or C]

uk   /ˈkɜː.tə.si/  us   /ˈkɝː.t̬ə-/
B2 politebehaviour, or a ​politeaction or ​remark: You might get along ​better with ​yourparents if you ​showed them some courtesy. [+ to infinitive] He could at least have had the courtesy to say ​sorry. The ​presidentwelcomed her ​visitors with the ​usual courtesies.(by) courtesy of by ​permission of: Jessie J ​appears courtesy of Universal Records. because of: He got his ​blackeye courtesy of a ​bloke he ​insulted at the ​bar last ​night.
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(Definition of courtesy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"courtesy" in American English

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courtesynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkɜr·t̬ə·si/
politebehavior, or a ​politeaction: [U] They should ​teachdrivers to show ​pedestrians some courtesy.
(Definition of courtesy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"courtesy" in Business English

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courtesynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈkɜːtəsi/
polite ​behaviour, or a polite ​action or remark: He was ​treated with courtesy and ​hospitality. I have written to the ​customerrelationsdirector twice but he has not had the courtesy to ​reply. As a courtesy, we will ​email you if there is any ​change to these ​arrangements.
(by) courtesy of with the ​permission of someone: Photo courtesy of Department of Transportation and Public Facilities because of, or ​provided by, someone or something: Dealers were not ​excited about the market's ​performance, ​noting that the ​stronggains came courtesy of a handful of ​stocks. This ​offer comes to you courtesy of the One World ​travelcompany.

courtesyadjective [only before noun]

uk   us   /ˈkɜːtəsi/
provided at no ​cost: There is a courtesy bus ​provided to take you to the ​terminal. AA Insurance now ​offers a courtesy ​car until all ​claims are ​settled.
(Definition of courtesy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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