Simple Definition of clearinghouse
: a business that banks use to exchange checks and money between them
: an organization that collects and gives out information about a specific thing
Full Definition of clearinghouse
1 : an establishment maintained by banks for settling mutual claims and accounts
2 : a central agency for the collection, classification, and distribution especially of information; broadly : an informal channel for distributing information or assistance
Examples of clearinghouse
an online clearinghouse for information on museums around the world
First Known Use of clearinghouse
Rhymes with clearinghouse
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Nglish: Translation of "clearinghouse" for Spanish speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "clearinghouse"
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