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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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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