Definition of “takeaway” - English Dictionary

“takeaway” in British English

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uk /ˈteɪk.ə.weɪ/ us /ˈteɪk.ə.weɪ/

takeaway noun (INFORMATION)

[ S ] mainly US a main message or piece of information that you learn from something you hear or read:

The takeaway from the conference was how competitive the tourism industry has become.
At the end of the class, the teacher gives us the takeaway points.

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

“takeaway” in Business English

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uk /ˈteɪkəweɪ/ uk /ˈteɪkaʊt/ us

[ C ] COMMERCE a shop or restaurant that cooks and sells food for people to eat somewhere else:

Curry houses and Indian takeaways account for £2.5bn of trade.

[ C or U ] US also takeout COMMERCE a meal cooked and bought at a shop or restaurant but taken somewhere else to be eaten:

He had a weekend job delivering Chinese takeaways.

[ C or U ] something that you get or learn from an experience, activity, etc.:

the takeaway from sth What's the key takeaway from this survey?

takeawayadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈteɪkəweɪ/ us

US also takeout bought from a shop or restaurant and eaten somewhere else:

In New York you can get a huge range of takeaway food cheaper than cooking at home.
takeaway pizza/sushi/curry

learned or gained from an experience, activity, etc.:

What is the takeaway message from that?
So here are the takeaway points from these ten books.

(Definition of “takeaway” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)