Meaning of “cutoff” in the English Dictionary

"cutoff" in American English

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cutoffnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkʌt̬ˌɔf/

cutoff noun [ C ] (LIMIT)

a fixed point or limit at which something is stopped:

The cutoff for blood donations is usually age 65.

cutoff noun [ C ] (ROAD)

a road that leaves another and provides a shorter route:

We took the cutoff and saved 20 minutes on the trip home.

(Definition of “cutoff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cutoff" in Business English

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cutoffnoun [ C, usually singular ]

also cut-off uk /ˈkʌtɒf/ us

a fixed point or level at which something stops:

an age/income cutoff There is an income cutoff for eligibility.
keep/put/set a cutoff at sth The return on your investment depends on how the FTSE 100 index performs, and they have set a cut-off at 60% - or 9.9% tax-free a year.
The current cutoff for subsidy payments is $2.5 million.

a situation in which you stop doing, making, paying, or supplying something:

The dispute over prices has led to a temporary cut-off in deliveries.
The country's government is in danger of collapse because of the international cutoff of revenue and aid.

cutoffadjective [ before noun ]

also cut-off uk /ˈkʌtɒf/ us

relating to a fixed point or level at which something stops:

a cutoff date/point January 31 is the cutoff date for claims to be filed.

(Definition of “cutoff” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)