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"property" in British English

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propertynoun

uk   /ˈprɒp.ə.ti/  us   /ˈprɑː.pɚ.t̬i/

property noun (THINGS OWNED)

B1 [U] an ​object or ​objects that ​belong to someone: The ​club does not ​acceptresponsibility for ​loss of or ​damage to ​clubmembers' personal property. Both ​books have "Government property" ​stamped inside them. Children need to be ​taught to have ​respect for other people's property.B2 [C or U] a ​building or ​area of ​land, or both together: He ​owns a ​number of properties on the ​southcoast. The ​notice said "​Private property - ​keep off!" Yes, I've ​bought my own ​house - I'm now a man/woman of property! [U] specialized law the ​legalright to own and use something
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property noun (QUALITY)

[C] a ​quality in a ​substance or ​material, ​especially one that ​means that it can be used in a ​particular way: One of the properties of ​copper is that it ​conductsheat and ​electricity very well. We ​valueherbs for ​theirtaste, but we ​forget that they also have ​medicinal properties.
(Definition of property from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"property" in American English

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propertynoun

 us   /ˈprɑp·ər·t̬i/

property noun (THINGS OWNED)

[C/U] a thing or things ​owned by someone; a ​possession or possessions: [U] The ​books are the property of the ​publiclibrary. [C/U] Property is also ​land and ​buildings: [C] He ​owns some ​valuablewaterfront properties.

property noun (QUALITY)

[C] a ​quality that something has: Wool has ​excellent properties for ​clothing, since it can ​keep you ​warm while ​lettingair in. science [C] A property is also a ​particularphysical or ​chemicalcharacteristic of a ​substance.
(Definition of property from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"property" in Business English

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propertynoun

uk   us   /ˈprɒpəti/
[U] LAW an ​object or ​objects that belong to someone: They haven't yet learnt to ​respect people's property. Accepting stolen property is against the ​law. The ​phones are considered to be the property of the ​company.
[C] (plural properties) PROPERTY a ​building or ​area of ​land that someone ​owns: The ​number of properties coming on to the ​market in June ​increased at the fastest ​rate since May last ​year.buy/sell a property When the ​owner died, the family ​sold the property. abusiness/​investment/​residential property ahotel/​retail/​office property
[U] PROPERTY buildings and ​land, considered as things to be ​bought and ​sold: They made their ​money in property. buy/invest in/own property The university ​owns a lot of property in this ​part of town. The ​expense to each property ​owner will be more than $200,000. Property ​prices are very high in that ​area.
(Definition of property from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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