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"expiry" in British English

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expirynoun [U]

uk   /ɪkˈspaɪə.ri/  us   /-ˈspaɪr.i/ UK (US expiration, us   /ˌek.spəˈreɪ.ʃən/ uk   )
the ​situation in which something which ​lasts for a ​fixedlength of ​time comes to an end or ​stops being in use: the expiry of a ​lease/​visa What is the expiry date of ​yourcreditcard? (= What is the last ​date on which it can be used?)
(Definition of expiry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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expirynoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪkˈspaɪəri/ UK ( US expiration)
the end of an ​agreement or a ​document after a ​fixed length of ​time: the expiry of sth The ​restrictions must ​apply for not more than two ​years beyond the expiry of any relevant ​employmentcontract. patent/​contract/​lease expiry
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the end of the ​period of ​time during which an option (= the ​right to ​buy or ​sell particular ​shares) can be exercised (= used): Friday sees the expiry of the March ​optionsseries. a futures/​options expiry
(Definition of expiry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “expiry”
in Chinese (Simplified) 到期,期满, 结束…
in Turkish son kullanma, sona erme, bitim…
in Russian истечение, окончание (срока)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 到期,期滿, 結束…
in Polish wygaśnięcie, utrata ważności…
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