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apiece

[uh-pees] /əˈpis/
adverb
1.
for each piece, thing, or person; for each one; each:
We ate an orange apiece. The cakes cost a dollar apiece.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English a pease. See a2, piece
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  • Each had half a dozen crew working two lines apiece and pulling in flapping, four-foot snoek one after the other.
  • In other words, when they could have sold ten million shares for thirty dollars apiece they sold them for twenty dollars apiece.
  • Nevertheless, his company sold more than twenty of the computer systems, for a million dollars apiece.
  • The devices begin at fifteen hundred dollars apiece.
  • Syringes are cheap, costing pennies apiece, but they require trained staff.
  • He expects that the semiconductors will cost less than a penny apiece, making them more viable than conventional bar codes.
  • Had it taken twice that dose, or two shots apiece, half as many people could have received the vaccine.
British Dictionary definitions for apiece

apiece

/əˈpiːs/
adverb
1.
(postpositive) for, to, or from each one: they were given two apples apiece
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Word Origin and History for apiece
adv.

1550s, a contraction of a pece (mid-15c.), originally of coins, objects for sale, etc. (see a (2) + piece (n.)).

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