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bulknoun [U]

 us   /bʌlk/
something very large, or a large amount, not divided into smaller parts: Tankers carry bulk shipments of oil. We buy a lot of our groceries in bulk (= in large quantities) to save money.
The bulk of something is the larger part of it: He gave the bulk of his paintings to the museum.
(Definition of bulk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"bulk" in British English

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bulknoun

uk   /bʌlk/  us   /bʌlk/
[C usually singular] something or someone that is very large: She eased her large bulk out of the chair.
[U] large size or mass: It was a document of surprising bulk.
in bulk
C1 in large amounts: The office buys paper in bulk to keep down costs.
the bulk of sth
C1 most of something: In fact, the bulk of the book is taken up with criticizing other works.
(Definition of bulk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bulk" in Business English

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bulknoun

uk   us   /bʌlk/
in bulk
COMMERCE in very large amounts: buy/sell/order (sth) in bulk Wholesalers who order in bulk will receive an additional 15% discount. She'd buy clothes in bulk from Dhaka and sell them at a profit of 50 cents each.
COMMERCE stored loose, and not wrapped in separate boxes or containers: Many health food stores carry organic grains, beans, and flours in bulk.
the bulk of sth
the main or largest part of something: Advertising provides the bulk of the company’s revenue. The bulk of our employees are recruited from overseas.
(Definition of bulk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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