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Meaning of retail

re•tail

Pronunciation: (rē'tāl for 1–4, 6 ri&sylptāl' for 5), [key]
— n.
  1. the sale of goods to ultimate consumers, usually in small quantities (opposed to wholesale).
—adj.
  1. pertaining to, connected with, or engaged in sale at retail: the retail price.
—adv.
  1. in a retail quantity or at a retail price.
—v.t.
  1. to sell at retail; sell directly to the consumer.
  2. to relate or repeat in detail to others: to retail scandal.
—v.i.
  1. to be sold at retail: It retails at 50 cents.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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