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Meaning of “ready meal” in the English Dictionary

"ready meal" in British English

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ready mealnoun [C]

uk   us   UK
a ​mealcooked and ​bought at a ​shop but taken ​somewhereelse, often ​home, to be ​heated and ​eaten
(Definition of ready meal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ready meal" in Business English

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ready mealnoun [C]

(also ready-meal) uk   us   COMMERCE
a ​meal that you can ​buy from a ​supermarket that has already been prepared and cooked, so you only need to ​heat it: The ​store says chicken tikka is their second largest ​sellingreadymeal after lasagne.
(Definition of ready meal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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