Meaning of “notch” in the English Dictionary

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

"notch" in American English

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notchnoun [ C ]

us /nɑtʃ/

notch noun [ C ] (CUT)

a cut in a hard surface:

The rope had jammed in a V-shaped notch.

notch noun [ C ] (POSITION)

an imaginary point or position in a comparison of amounts or values; degree:

Suddenly he raised his voice a notch.

notchverb [ T ]

us /nɑtʃ/

notch verb [ T ] (RECORD)

to achieve or keep a record of something:

Her band notched another Grammy Award last night.

notch verb [ T ] (CUT)

to cut a notch in a hard surface:

He notched the end of the beam.

(Definition of “notch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"notch" in Business English

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notchnoun [ C ]

uk /nɒtʃ/ us

a point or position in a system that is used to compare values:

The unemployment rate crept up another notch in September.

(Definition of “notch” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)