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outletnoun [C]

us   /ˈɑʊt·lɪt, -ˌlet/
  • outlet noun [C] (OPENING)

an opening through which something, usually a liquid or gas, can come out: an outlet to the sea The plumber tightened the outlet valve.
  • outlet noun [C] (METHOD OF EXPRESSION)

a method by which emotions, energy, or abilities can be expressed: Drawing classes provided an outlet for her creativity.
  • outlet noun [C] (STORE)

a store selling the goods of a particular company or goods of a particular type, often one selling goods at prices that are lower than usual: a factory outlet The company has more than 1200 retail outlets nationwide.
  • outlet noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

a device connected to the electricity system that a plug fits into in order to supply electricity to something: a wall outlet
(Definition of outlet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"outlet" in British English

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outletnoun [C]

uk   /ˈaʊt.let/ us   /ˈaʊt.let/
  • outlet noun [C] (SHOP)

C2 a shop that is one of many owned by a particular company and that sells the goods that the company has produced: a fast-food outlet a retail outlet
  • outlet noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

C1 US a power point
(Definition of outlet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outlet" in Business English

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outletnoun [C]

uk   /ˈaʊtlet/ us  
COMMERCE a store that sells a particular company's products or products of a specific type: The supermarket and clothing retail chain has 152 outlets in Ireland, Britain, and Spain. a fast food/designer/electrical outlet
a media/news/TV, etc. outlet
a newspaper, television station, website, etc. that makes information or other services available to the public: Details about the facility have been reported by many media outlets in the past two weeks.
(Definition of outlet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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