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"outlet" in British English

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outletnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈaʊt.let/
  • outlet noun [C] (WAY OUT)

a way, ​especially a ​pipe or ​hole, for ​liquid or ​gas to go out: a ​wastewater outlet an outlet ​pipeC2 a way in which ​emotion or ​energy can be ​expressed or made use of: Her ​work provided no outlet for her ​energies and ​talents. Writing ​poetry was his only ​form of ​emotional outlet.
  • outlet noun [C] (SHOP)

C2 a ​shop that is one of many ​owned by a ​particularcompany and that ​sells the ​goods that the ​company has ​produced: a fast-food outlet a ​retail outlet
  • outlet noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

C1 US a power point
(Definition of outlet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outlet" in American English

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outletnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑʊt·lɪt, -ˌlet/
  • outlet noun [C] (OPENING)

an ​opening through which something, usually a ​liquid or ​gas, can come out: an outlet to the ​sea The ​plumbertightened the outlet ​valve.
  • outlet noun [C] (METHOD OF EXPRESSION)

a ​method by which ​emotions, ​energy, or ​abilities can be ​expressed: Drawing ​classesprovided an outlet for her ​creativity.
  • outlet noun [C] (STORE)

a ​storeselling the ​goods of a ​particularcompany or ​goods of a ​particulartype, often one ​sellinggoods at ​prices that are ​lower than ​usual: a ​factory outlet The ​company has more than 1200 ​retail outlets ​nationwide.
  • outlet noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

a ​deviceconnected to the ​electricitysystem that a ​plugfits into in ​order to ​supplyelectricity to something: a ​wall outlet
(Definition of outlet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"outlet" in Business English

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outletnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈaʊtlet/
COMMERCE a ​store that ​sells a particular company's ​products or ​products of a ​specifictype: The ​supermarket and ​clothingretailchain has 152 outlets in Ireland, Britain, and Spain. a fast ​food/​designer/​electrical outlet
a media/news/TV, etc. outlet a ​newspaper, ​televisionstation, ​website, etc. that makes ​information or other ​servicesavailable to the ​public: Details about the ​facility have been ​reported by many ​media outlets in the past two weeks.
(Definition of outlet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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