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mail ordernoun [U]

uk   /ˈmeɪl ˌɔː.dər/  us   /ˈmeɪl ˌɔːr.dɚ/
a way of ​buyinggoods in which you ​choose what you ​want, usually from a catalogue, and it is ​sent to you: I often ​buyclothes bymailorder. a mail-order catalogue/​company
(Definition of mail order from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mail ordernoun [U]

 us   /ˈmeɪl ˌɔr·dər/
a way of ​shopping in which you ​sendpayment and a ​formshowing the ​product you ​want to ​buy to the ​company who makes the ​product, and it ​sends the ​product to you: I often ​buyclothes by mail order.
(Definition of mail order from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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mail ordernoun [U]

(also mail-order) uk   us   COMMERCE
a way of ​buyinggoods in which you choose what you want, usually from a catalogue or from a ​website, and it is ​sent to you by ​mail: There are three ​methods of ​buying meat: ​supermarkets, butchers, and ​mailorder.through/by mail order She ​started a ​businessselling clothes by ​mailorder.mail order business/company/supplier Our ​mailorderbusiness is slowly taking over our ​in-storesales. mail-order clothes/​cosmetics/​plants For mailordersalescall this ​number.
mail-order
verb [T]
Mail-ordered ​goods accounted for much of the ​increase in ​sales.
(Definition of mail order from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mail order”
in Chinese (Simplified) 邮购…
in Turkish posta ile alışveriş/sipariş…
in Russian заказ товаров по почте…
in Chinese (Traditional) 郵購…
in Polish sprzedaż wysyłkowa…
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