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English definition of “piece”

piece

noun [C]
 
 
/piːs/
a single thing of a particular type, especially one of many: a piece of sth A faulty piece of software caused the bank's online facility to shut down for three hours. He produced an excellent piece of work. a piece of data/evidence/information
a coin that has a value below 100 pence, cents, etc.: a fifty-pence/fifty-cent piece
pay/buy/sell by the piece COMMERCE to pay for, buy, or sell something in single units rather than in groups: The stitchers are paid a salary rather than by the piece. In those days stores sold candy by the piece for a penny.
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(Definition of piece from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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