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"markdown" in British English

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markdownnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɑːk.daʊn/  us   /ˈmɑːrk-/
a ​reduction in the ​price of something: We're ​offering a ten ​percent markdown on ​selecteditems.
(Definition of markdown from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"markdown" in American English

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markdownnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑrkˌdɑʊn/
a reduction in ​price: a 25% markdown on ​swimsuits
(Definition of markdown from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"markdown" in Business English

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markdownnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɑːkdaʊn/
COMMERCE a ​lowerprice on an ​item than it was previously being ​sold for: Rather than ​charging $24.50 and ​allowingroom for price markdowns, they decided to ​market the shirts at a ​startingprice of $19.50. They are ​advertising markdowns of 50% on some ​fall clothes and other ​merchandise.big/heavy/steep markdown Retailers have been ​forced to take ​big markdowns to ​lureshoppersconcerned about the ​economy.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a ​reduction in ​shareprices: The rest of the ​marketrallied from an early markdown but ​tradingconditions remained ​thin. The ​fraudprompted a savage markdown of blue-chips in London.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​lowerprice that a brokerpays when ​buyingshares, ​bonds, etc. to ​sell at a ​higherprice: It may be ​illegal for a ​broker not to ​disclose a markdown.
(Definition of markdown from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “markdown”
in Chinese (Simplified) 减价,削价…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減價,削價…
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