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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 small part or thing: plumbing fittings electric light 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 permanently fixed, and can be either taken away or left when the people who live there move to another house: The house price, including fixtures and fittings, is £200,000.
(Definition of fitting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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 wedding gown

fittingadjective

/ˈfɪt̬·ɪŋ/
  • fitting adjective (SUITABLE)

suitable or right for a particular situation 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   /ˈfɪtɪŋ/ us  
a small part for connecting one thing to another: The company manufactures plastic 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 include extra fixtures and fittings in the purchase price. 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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