something taken back or away, especially an employee benefit that is eliminated or substantially reduced by the terms of a union contract.
conclusions, impressions, or action points resulting from a meeting, discussion, roundtable, or the like: The takeaway was that we had to do a lot more work on the proposal before it could be shown to the governing board.
Chiefly British.
a takeout restaurant: Let's pick something up at the Indian takeaway.
food from a takeout restaurant: I get Chinese takeaway at least once a week.
(in hockey and football) the act of getting the puck or ball away from the team on the offense: The problem with most hockey statistics is they are not very consistent in how they determine takeaways and giveaways.
(in golf) a backswing: I got him a video entitled “Improving the Takeaway in Your Golf Swing” for his birthday.
of or pertaining to what is or can be taken away: a list of takeaway proposals presented by management.
Chiefly British, takeout ( def 7 ).
Also, take-away.

1930–35 for earlier sense “train car for carrying logs”; 1960–65 for def 2; take + away

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1. prepared food that is intended to be eaten off of the premises; "in England they call takeout food 'takeaway'" [syn: takeout
2. a concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures 
3. the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass) 
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The takeaway here is that the closer the seed company's climate is to yours,
  the more accurate the days-to-harvest will be.
The takeaway: the modified males did in fact mate with wild females.
My takeaway: this study provides one more piece of evidence in the forensics of
  climate change.
Accordingly, the trip's takeaway is not only the efficacy of engaged journalism.
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