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external customernoun [C]

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COMMERCE a ​customer of a ​product or ​service who is not an ​employee or ​part of the ​company that ​supplies it: Some 78% of the brewery's ​sales are to ​externalcustomers, which ​means it is not relying on ​volume in its own pubs, and that ​sales through ​supermarkets are ​improving.
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