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Meaning of “customer” in the English Dictionary

"customer" in British English

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customernoun [C]

uk   /ˈkʌs.tə.mər/  us   /-mɚ/
A2 a ​person who ​buysgoods or a ​service: a ​satisfied customer Mrs Wilson is one of ​our regular customers.

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(Definition of customer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"customer" in American English

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customernoun [C]

 us   /ˈkʌs·tə·mər/
a ​person who ​buysgoods or a ​service: We ​try to give all ​our customers good ​service.
(Definition of customer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"customer" in Business English

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customernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkʌstəmər/ COMMERCE
a ​person or an ​organization that ​buys a ​product or ​service: Our new ​orderingsystemmeans we can serve customers more ​efficiently. The company's simple ​strategy is to focus on the customer. We need to ​convert more ​website visitors to paying customers. We ​aim to ​respond to all customer ​complaints within 24 ​hours. appeal to/attract/bring in customers techniques to ​attract new customersa big/good/major customer The farm's biggest customer is a ​restaurantchain.a loyal/regular customer We like to ​rewardloyal customers with ​specialoffers.future/potential/prospective customers a ​cost-effective way to ​reachprospective customersa satisfied/happy customer Studies show that each satisfied customer will tell one other ​person about your ​company.a dissatisfied/unhappy customer The ​store has ​changed its ​image in an ​effort to ​win back unhappy customers.customer expectations/needs/preferences They ​adapt their ​services to ​meet customer ​needs in different countries.customer evaluation/feedback/testing We now need to ​trial these ​products and get customer ​feedback before ​developing them further.
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the customer is always right used to emphasize that, in ​business, it is very important not to ​disagree with a customer or make them angry: Our customer ​servicerepresentatives are ​trained to believe in the old saying that the customer is always ​right.
(Definition of customer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “customer”
in Arabic زُبون…
in Korean 고객…
in Portuguese cliente…
in Catalan client, -a…
in Japanese 顧客, お客様…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顾客,主顾,客户…
in Turkish müşteri, alıcı…
in Russian покупатель, клиент…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顧客,主顧,客戶…
in Italian cliente…
in Polish klient/ka…
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