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point-of-sale

[point-uh v-seyl] /ˈpɔɪnt əvˈseɪl/
noun, plural points-of-sale.
1.
the store, dealer, or other retail outlet where an item is sold:
from manufacturer to point-of-sale.
adjective
2.
designating or in use at a point-of-sale, cashier's desk, or check-out counter; point-of-purchase.
3.
(in retailing) of or pertaining to a customer-checkout system that uses automated devices linked to a computer, as a terminal (point-of-sale terminal) that directly transmits sales data as part of a computerized system for accounting and inventory control.
Abbreviation: P.O.S., POS.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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British Dictionary definitions for point of sale

point of sale

noun
1.
(in retail distribution) the place at which a sale is made POS
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