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Meaning of “shopping” in the English Dictionary

"shopping" in British English

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shoppingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈʃɒp.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈʃɑː.pɪŋ/
A1 the ​activity of ​buying things from ​shops: I'm going shopping this ​afternoon. My ​granddaughter does my ​weekly shopping for me.UK The ​store is ​open for late ​night shopping on Wednesdays. Christmas shoppingA2 goods that you have ​bought from ​shops, ​especiallyfood: She had so many bags of shopping that she could ​hardlycarry them. I ​forgot my shopping list.

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

"shopping" in American English

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shoppingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈʃɑp·ɪŋ/
the ​activity of ​looking for things to ​buy: I was out shopping this ​afternoon. My ​daughter and I go shopping together.
(Definition of shopping from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shopping" in Business English

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shoppingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈʃɒpɪŋ/ COMMERCE
the ​activity of ​buyinggoods, especially from a ​store: When Americans go shopping, they're looking for ​bargains. These days many women are doing the shopping in their ​lunch hour. There are 37 shopping daysleft to Christmas. The ​goal is to ​improve the shopping ​experience for the ​customer. This ​software will suggest ​productsbased on ​customers' shopping habits. the Christmas/​holiday/​weekly shopping online/​internet shopping a shopping ​spree/​trip
goods that you have ​bought, especially from ​stores: I decided to see if I could ​cut the ​cost of my shopping. We put the shopping away.
(Definition of shopping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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