Meaning of “dumping” in the English Dictionary

"dumping" in Business English

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dumpingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdʌmpɪŋ/ us

ECONOMICS the practice of selling goods in another country so cheaply that companies in that country cannot compete fairly:

They were charged with selling lumber on the U.S. market below the cost of production, a practice known as dumping.

FINANCE the act of selling large amounts of something that you do not want to keep:

If someone were to initiate the large-scale dumping of dollars, an avalanche-style collapse could begin.

ENVIRONMENT the act of throwing something away in a place that is not suitable or allowed by law:

waste/radioactive/chemical dumping

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

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