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dollar

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɒl.ər/ us    /ˈdɑː.lɚ/
A1 ( symbol $) the standard unit of money used in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries: Can I borrow $10? There are one hundred cents in a dollar. You can pay in euros or in US dollars. The suitcase was full of dollar bills.the dollar the value of the US dollar, used in comparing the values of different types of money from around the world: In the financial markets today, the dollar rose against/fell against (= was worth more than/less than) the pound.
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