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"fitting" in British English

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fittingadjective

uk   /ˈfɪt.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈfɪt̬.ɪŋ/ formal

fittingnoun

uk   /ˈfɪt.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈfɪt̬.ɪŋ/
  • fitting noun (SMALL PART)

[C usually plural] a ​smallpart or thing: plumbing fittings electriclight fittings
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  • fitting noun (IN A HOUSE)

[C usually plural] UK (US furnishings) an ​object in a ​house, such as a ​cooker or a ​shelf, that is not ​permanentlyfixed, and can be either taken away or ​left when the ​people who ​live there ​move to another ​house: The ​houseprice, ​including fixtures and fittings, is £200,000.
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"fitting" in American English

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fittingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɪt̬·ɪŋ/
  • fitting noun [C] (CLOTHING)

an ​occasion when you ​try on ​clothing being made or ​adjusted: a fitting for a ​weddinggown

fittingadjective

 /ˈfɪt̬·ɪŋ/
  • fitting adjective (SUITABLE)

suitable or ​right for a ​particularsituation or ​occasion: a fitting ​tribute
(Definition of fitting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fitting" in Business English

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fittingnoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us   /ˈfɪtɪŋ/
a ​smallpart for ​connecting one thing to another: The ​companymanufacturesplastic pipes and fittings. electrical/​plumbing fittings
UK PROPERTY an ​object or ​piece of ​equipment that is not permanently ​fixed inside a ​house that someone might take with them when they ​move to a new ​home: Many new homes ​includeextra fixtures and fittings in the ​purchaseprice. bathroom/kitchen fittings
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(Definition of fitting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“fitting” in American English

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