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English definition of “rental”

rental

noun     /ˈrentəl/ COMMERCE
[C or U] an arrangement to rent something for a period of time, or the act of renting something: equipment rental a car rental business/company/firm The company has recently seen a decline in DVD rentals. The regulation applies to contracts for the sale or rental of goods or services.
[C or U] ( US also rent) the amount of money that you pay to rent something for a period of time: an annual/monthly/weekly rental of ... Office rentals start at about $800 dollars per month for one room. Although the price of calls has fallen, telephone line rentals continue to increase.
[C] US something such as a house or a car that you can rent: The car turned out to be a rental from DFW Airport. A number of properties are available as short-term rentals.
→ See also fleet -rental
(Definition of rental noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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