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"throwaway" in British English

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throwawayadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈθrəʊ.ə.weɪ/  us   /ˈθroʊ-/
(Definition of throwaway from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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throwawayadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈθroʊ·əˌweɪ/
designed to be used only ​once and then ​gottenrid of: Throwaway ​cameras are ​light, ​compact, ​cheap, and ​simple.
(Definition of throwaway from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"throwaway" in Business English

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throwawayadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈθrəʊəweɪ/
COMMERCE, MARKETING, ENVIRONMENT throwaway ​goods, ​products, etc. are ​designed and ​marketed in a way that encourages ​people to ​keepreplacing them: Much of China's ​emissions come from ​manufacturing throwaway ​products for the west. A ​fundamentalchange in ​consumerattitudes to the throwaway ​culture is the only way ​forward.
COMMERCE used to describe a ​price that is very ​low: Analysts warned that expecting to ​buyhi-techproducts at ​increasingly throwaway ​prices would eventually cause us all problems.
See also
used to describe something that someone says without ​thinking carefully about whether it might be ​offensive to anyone: throwaway comment/remark He faced ​disciplinaryaction because of a throwaway comment about a ​colleague.
throwaway society disapproving ENVIRONMENT the modern ​world in which many ​goods are disposable and ​createwaste: The ​developedworld has become an ​increasingly throwaway ​society.
(Definition of throwaway from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “throwaway”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一次性使用的,用后即弃的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一次性使用的,用後即棄的…
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