Definition of payment in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪm(ə)nt


  • 1 [mass noun] The action or process of paying someone or something or of being paid: ask for a discount for payment by cash [count noun]: three interest-free monthly payments
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    • Now imagine what kind of job you need to make that sort of monthly payment.
    • It addresses the growing consumer desire to use electronic payment in place of cash.
    • The first was a bill and the second was a demand for immediate payment in cash.
    remittance, remission, settlement, discharge, clearance, liquidation, reckoning


late Middle English: from Old French paiement, from payer 'to pay'.

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