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"reservation" in American English

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reservationnoun

us   /ˌrez·ərˈveɪ·ʃən/
[C/U] a doubt or reason for not accepting or agreeing with something completely: [C] We have reservations about letting the children stay home alone.
[C] an arrangement to have something kept for a person or for a special purpose: I made a reservation at the restaurant for 7 o’clock.
[C] A reservation is also an area of land set apart for a particular group of people to live on, esp. American Indians.
(Definition of reservation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"reservation" in British English

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reservationnoun

uk   /ˌrez.əˈveɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌrez.ɚˈveɪ.ʃən/
  • reservation noun (THING KEPT)

B1 [C or U] an arrangement in which something such as a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant is kept for you: I'd like to make a table reservation for two people for nine o'clock. Please confirm your reservation in writing by Friday.
[C] an area of land made available for a particular group of people to live in: The family lives on a Native American reservation.
[C] also reserve, US also preserve an area of land in which wild animals are protected: He's the chief warden of a big-game reservation.

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  • reservation noun (DOUBT)

C2 [C usually plural, U] a doubt or feeling of not being able to agree with or accept something completely: Workers and employees shared deep reservations about the wisdom of the government's plans for the industry. He accepted my advice without reservation.
(Definition of reservation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reservation" in Business English

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reservationnoun [C]

uk   /ˌrezəˈveɪʃən/ us   COMMERCE
an arrangement to have something kept for you, for example, a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant: Do you have a reservation? It is advisable to make a reservation several days in advance. They prefer not to take reservations because it's less efficient if a table sits empty while they wait for a party to show up. hotel/dinner/travel reservations a reservation system
(Definition of reservation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reservation”
in Arabic حَجْز…
in Korean 예약…
in Portuguese reserva…
in Catalan reserva…
in Japanese 予約…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预订, 预约, 居留地…
in Turkish yer ayırtma, rezervasyon, kuşku…
in Russian предварительный заказ, сомнение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預訂, 預約, 居留地…
in Italian prenotazione…
in Polish rezerwacja, zastrzeżenie, wątpliwość…
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