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outlet

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noun out·let \ˈau̇t-ˌlet, -lət\

Simple Definition of outlet

  • : something that people use to express their emotions or talents

  • : a store that sells products made usually by one company and often at reduced prices

  • : a television, radio, or publishing company

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outlet

  1. 1 a :  a place or opening through which something is let out :  exit, vent b :  a means of release or satisfaction for an emotion or impulse <sexual outlets> c :  a medium of expression or publication d :  a publication or broadcast organization <media outlets>

  2. 2 :  a stream flowing out of a lake or pond

  3. 3 a :  a market for a commodity b :  an agency (as a store) through which a product is marketed <retail outlets>

  4. 4 :  a receptacle for the plug of an electrical device

Examples of outlet in a sentence

  1. <this road is the only outlet for traffic coming from the racetrack>

  2. <technology has provided many new outlets for amateur writers and artists to share their work with a global audience>



Origin and Etymology of outlet

Middle English ut-lete, from ut out + -lete watercourse, from Old English gelǣt, from lǣtan to let


First Known Use: 13th century


OUTLET Defined for Kids

outlet

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noun out·let \ˈau̇t-ˌlet\

Definition of outlet for Students

  1. 1 :  a place or opening for letting something out <The lake has several outlets.>

  2. 2 :  a way of releasing or expressing a feeling or impulse <I needed an outlet for my anger.>

  3. 3 :  a device (as in a wall) into which the prongs of an electrical plug are inserted for making connection with an electrical circuit




Medical Dictionary

outlet

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noun out·let \ˈau̇t-ˌlet, -lət\

Medical Definition of outlet

  1. 1:  an opening or a place through which something is let out <the pelvic outlet>

  2. 2:  a means of release or satisfaction for an emotion or impulse <counseling provides an outlet for expressing and evaluating their feelings—Vicki Glaser>





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