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Definition of sales

: of, relating to, or used in selling

Examples of sales in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both companies managed to see sales growth over the recent quarters, but Bio-Rad has witnessed faster revenue growth of 14.8% over the last twelve months than 9.1% for BMS. Trefis Team, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 The movie was co-financed by Chinese studio Huayi Brothers Media, which put up a sizable chunk of the budget back in 2019 at Cannes’ Marche du Film, where the title was the big ticket pre-sales sensation of the year. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Mar. 2022 The Bicycle Association has released a 40-page report on the sales impact of the pandemic. Carlton Reid, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 Despite the chilly Berlin weather and the lack of a physical market this year, the 2022 EFM is generating a surprising amount of heat, with several major deals expected in the coming days as buyers scramble for the top pre-sales titles on offer. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Feb. 2022 Both companies managed to see sales growth over the recent quarters, but FedEx has witnessed a comparatively faster revenue growth over the recent quarters. Trefis Team, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 The movie broke pre-sales records in several markets, including the UK, Spain, Brazil, and Central America. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 20 Dec. 2021 These days, the pre-sales market has contracted for all but a top echelon of big plays by big companies or star auteurs. John Hopewell, Variety, 4 Dec. 2021 Parallel to that, art film producers around the world seek to take up the slack from a contracting pre-sales market by near fully-financing movies, largely via equity from international partners. John Hopewell, Variety, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sales

1840, in the meaning defined above

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5 Apr 2022

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“Sales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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