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"receipt" in British English

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receiptnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈsiːt/

receipt noun (PIECE OF PAPER)

A2 [C] (US also sales slip) a ​piece of ​paper that ​proves that ​money, ​goods, or ​information have been ​received: Make ​sure you are given a receipt for everything you ​buy.
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receipt noun (RECEIVING)

B2 [U] formal the ​act or ​state of ​receivingmoney or ​goods: Goods will be ​delivered on receipt ofpayment (= after the ​money is ​received). You have been in receipt ofunemploymentbenefit for two ​months.receipts [plural] the ​amounts of ​moneyreceived during a ​particularperiod by a ​business: The theatre's receipts for the ​winter were ​badly down.
(Definition of receipt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"receipt" in American English

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receiptnoun

 us   /rɪˈsit/

receipt noun (PAPER)

[C] a ​piece of ​paper which ​proves that ​money or ​goods have been ​received: Ask the ​taxidriver for a receipt.

receipt noun (RECEIVING)

[U] fml the ​act of ​receiving something, esp. of ​money or ​goods: We are ​awaiting receipt of ​yourcheck.
(Definition of receipt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"receipt" in Business English

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receiptnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈsiːt/
[C] (US sales slip, sales check) COMMERCE a ​piece of ​paper that ​shows the ​price of something that you have ​bought and proves that you have ​paid for it: Can I have a receipt?get/keep/retain a receipt Always get a receipt when you ​withdrawcash from a ​machine. a creditcard receipt
[U] the ​act of receiving something: I acknowledge receipt of the ​sum of £10,000. Land ​stock of ​lowinitialcost may ​rise a hundredfold in ​value upon receipt ofplanningapproval. We will ​send an ​acknowledgement within two ​working days of receipt.
receipts ACCOUNTING the ​totalamount of ​money received by a ​business or ​government: The ​economyexperiencedlower than expected ​export receipts. Tobacco tax receiptsfell by $6.9 million or about 1.1%. cash/box-office receiptsreceipts rise/fall According to OECD ​figures, receipts ​rose in 17 out of 24 ​advancedeconomies in 2005.
(Definition of receipt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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