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"waiting list" in British English

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waiting listnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈweɪ.tɪŋ ˌlɪst/ us   /ˈweɪ.t̬ɪŋ ˌlɪst/
(Definition of waiting list from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"waiting list" in American English

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waiting listnoun [C]

us   /ˈweɪ·t̬ɪŋ ˌlɪst/
a list of people who asked for something that is not available now but that might be in the future: The flight is full, but I can put you on the waiting list in case someone cancels.
(Definition of waiting list from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"waiting list" in Business English

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waiting listnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   US also wait list
a list of people who have asked for something that is not immediately available, but that they will or might be able to receive in the future: put sb on a waiting list There are no more places available for that session, but I can put you on a waiting list. I'm afraid there's a waiting list for the new phone.
(Definition of waiting list from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “waiting list”
in Chinese (Simplified) 等候者名单…
in Turkish bekleme listesi, yedekler listesi…
in Russian список ожидающих очереди…
in Chinese (Traditional) 等候者名單…
in Polish lista oczekujących…
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