|1.||chiefly (Brit) a financial organization engaged in discounting bills of exchange, etc on a large scale primarily by borrowing call money from commercial banks|
|2.||chiefly (US) another name for discount store|
|a shop where goods are sold at a low price|
in merchandising, a retail store that sells products at prices lower than those asked by traditional retail outlets. Some discount stores are similar to department stores in that they offer a wide assortment of goods; indeed, some are called discount department stores.
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