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"mpg" in British English

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mpg

uk   us   /ˌem.piːˈdʒiː/
abbreviation formilespergallon: the ​number of ​miles a ​vehicletravels using one ​gallon of ​fuel: My ​car does about 40 mpg. How many mpg do you get from ​yourcar?
(Definition of mpg from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mpgplural noun

abbreviation formilespergallon (= the ​distance in ​miles that a ​vehicle can ​travel on one ​gallon of ​fuel): My ​car gets 29.7 mpg in the ​city.
(Definition of mpg from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mpg" in Business English

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mpgnoun

uk   us   TRANSPORT, NATURAL RESOURCES
abbreviation formilespergallon: a way of ​calculating the ​amount of ​fuel a ​vehicle uses: 27.5/32/50, etc. mpg All our ​vehicles are expected to ​increase their ​fueleconomy by 10 mpg over today's ​levels by 2020.
(Definition of mpg from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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