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gironoun

uk   /ˈdʒaɪ.rəʊ/  us   /-roʊ/
[U] a ​system used between ​Europeanbanks and ​similarorganizations, in which ​money can be ​moved from one ​account to another by a ​centralcomputer: The ​money was transferred by giro. [C] UK a cheque that ​providesmoney from the ​government, through the giro, to someone who is ​unemployed or ​ill or has very little ​income: a giro ​cheque She didn't ​know how she would ​manage until her next giro.
(Definition of giro from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gironoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʒaɪrəʊ/
BANKING a ​system used in ​connection with different ​systems to ​transfermoney between ​postoffices, ​bankaccounts, etc. using ​paperdocuments or ​electronically: The ​court cannot ​acceptpayments by ​bank or giro ​credittransfers.
(Definition of giro from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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