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"dollar" in British English

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dollarnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdɒl.ər/  us   /ˈdɑː.lɚ/
A1 (symbol $) the ​standardunit of ​money used in the US, Canada, ​Australia, New Zealand, and other ​countries: Can I ​borrow $10? There are one hundred ​cents in a dollar. You can ​pay in ​euros or in US dollars. The ​suitcase was ​full of dollar bills.the dollar the ​value of the US dollar, used in ​comparing the ​values of different ​types of ​money from around the ​world: In the ​financialmarkets today, the dollar rose against/​fell against (= was ​worth more than/less than) the ​pound.

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

"dollar" in American English

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dollarnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑl·ər/
a ​unit of ​money, used in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other ​countries, that is ​worth 100 ​cents: Could you ​lend me ten dollars?
(Definition of dollar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dollar" in Business English

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dollarnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdɒlər/ ( written abbreviation dol.)
MONEY a ​name for the ​currency used in the US, Australia, Canada, and several other countries: Beverage Marketing Corp ​estimated that the typical half-liter ​container of ​bottled water ​sells for about a dollar. Many ​businesses were ​hit with a surprise ​taxbillcosting them several thousand dollars. Crude ​oil is ​priced in dollars.thousands/millions/billions, etc. of dollars Investors ​lostbillions of dollars in the ​stockmarketcrash.
the dollar MONEY the ​value of the US dollar compared to the ​value of ​currencies of other countries: the dollar climbed/rose/fell In late New York ​trading the dollar ​rose to 112.10 ​yen.the strong/weak dollar The ​weak dollar has hurt ​Europeancompanies by making their ​goods more ​expensive for US ​customers. The ​eurogained 1.6% against the dollar amid ​expectations of an imminent ​rise in ​interestrates.
advertising/investment/tax, etc. dollars COMMERCE, FINANCE dollars that come from or are ​spent on a particular ​activity: Analysts ​predict there will not be enough ​advertising dollars for every ​onlinecompany. Congressional Democrats ​pledged to ​find more ​research dollars for ​cleanenergy.
MONEY a ​piece of ​papermoney or a ​coinworth one dollar: dollar ​bill. dollar ​coins.

dollaradjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈdɒlər/
having a particular ​value in dollars: As ​growth and ​profitsslow, dollar ​assets will ​look less attractive to ​internationalinvestors.
(Definition of dollar from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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