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"footfall" in British English

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footfallnoun

uk   /ˈfʊt.fɔːl/  us   /-fɑːl/
  • footfall noun (SOUND OF FEET)

[C] literary the ​sound of a person's ​foothitting the ​ground as they ​walk: I ​heardechoing footfalls in the ​corridor.
  • footfall noun (BUSINESS)

[U] specializedUK business the ​number of ​people who go into a ​shop or ​business in a ​particularperiod of ​time: Footfall is an ​importantindicator of how ​successful a company's ​advertising is at ​bringingpeople into ​itsshops.
(Definition of footfall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"footfall" in Business English

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footfallnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈfʊtfɔːl/  us   /-fɑːl/ mainly UK ( US foot traffic) MARKETING
the ​number of ​people who go into a ​shop or ​business during a particular ​period of ​time: a high/strong/weak footfall The ​machines are in good ​sites with high footfall such as motorway ​servicestations.boost/increase/reduce footfall The ​company hopes the ​trial will ​increasecustomer footfall, ​enabling the ​stores to ​buildincreasedsales.
(Definition of footfall from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “footfall”
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚步声…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腳步聲…
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