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English definition of “item”

item

noun [C]     /ˈaɪ.təm/ US  /-t̬əm/
B1 something that is part of a list or group of things: the last item on the list The restaurant has a long menu of about 50 items. Several items of clothing (= clothes) lay on the floor.Words meaning parts of things one of several subjects to be considered: There are three items on the agenda.Topics and areas of interest B2 a piece of news on television or radio, or in a newspaper: There's an interesting item on the back page. item by item one thing at a time: Buyers from stores are given the opportunity to go through fashion collections item by item and place orders.Classifying and creating order Grammar:Piece words and group wordsSee moreGrammar:Piece wordsPiece words make it possible to talk about a single unit or units of something which is seen as uncountable. Piece words include words such as piece, bit, item, article. We normally use them with of. We can use them in the singular or the plural.See more
(Definition of item noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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