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Meaning of “item” in the English Dictionary

"item" in British English

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itemnoun [C]

uk   /ˈaɪ.təm/  us   /-t̬əm/
B1 something that is ​part of a ​list or ​group of things: the last item on the ​list The ​restaurant has a ​longmenu of about 50 items. Several items of ​clothing (= ​clothes)lay on the ​floor. one of several ​subjects to be ​considered: There are three items on the ​agenda.B2 a ​piece of ​news on ​television or ​radio, or in a ​newspaper: There's an ​interesting item on the back ​page.item by item one thing at a ​time: Buyers from ​stores are given the ​opportunity to go through ​fashioncollections item by item and ​placeorders.

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(Definition of item from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"item" in American English

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itemnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑɪ·t̬əm/
one thing that is a ​part of a ​list or a ​collection of things: There were several more items on the ​agenda. An item is also a ​particular thing ​considered as one among ​others of ​itstype: a ​news item in this morning’s ​newspaper basicfood items such as ​butter
(Definition of item from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"item" in Business English

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itemnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈaɪtəm/
COMMERCE a ​singleobject, especially one that is for ​sale or is ​bought: buy/​purchase/​select an item The ​business sells items made from ​recycledwasteproducts. order/​collect/​return an itemfood/household/fashion item Supermarkets ​offer a wide ​range of ​food and ​household items.commodity/consumer item Manufacturing ​commodity items is ​increasinglycompetitive. expensive/​valuable/​luxury item item of ​equipment/​clothing/furniture Radios with wooden ​cabinets have become collector's items.individual/particular/specific item Sometimes ​customers who like a particular item of ​clothing will ​ask for it at more than one ​branch of the same ​store.
MEETINGS one of several ​points on an ​officiallist of things to be discussed at a ​meeting: Please ​let me have any items for the ​agenda by 4 pm today. Although ​fixed agenda items had been ​agreed at the last round of ​talks, ​members obviously had their own ​objectives.an item on the agenda Item 2 on the ​agenda is the Treasurer's ​report.
one of several things to be considered, to do, or to choose from: an item on the/sb's agenda The ​main item on my ​agenda for today is writing my month-end ​reports.menu/list item The ​programallows the ​user to ​remove or ​addmenu items. The ​website has ​links to all the day's ​main news items.
(Definition of item from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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