Definition of “one-time” - English Dictionary

“one-time” in British English

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(Definition of “one-time” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“one-time” in American English

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one-timeadjective [ not gradable ]


one-time adjective [ not gradable ] (ONLY ONCE)

only once:

The gym charges a separate, one-time fee to join.

one-time adjective [ not gradable ] (IN THE PAST)

at some time in the past, but no longer:

The one-time Olympic track star is now a coach.

(Definition of “one-time” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“one-time” in Business English

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one-timeadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈwʌntaɪm/ us

happening only once:

We will take a one-time charge against earnings this quarter.

used for describing what someone or something was in the past:

The one-time PM refused to comment on the new policy.

(Definition of “one-time” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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