[ out-let, -lit ]
/ ˈaʊt lɛt, -lɪt /
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Origin of outlet

First recorded in 1200–50, outlet is from the Middle English word utlete.See out, let1
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British Dictionary definitions for outlet

/ (ˈaʊtlɛt, -lɪt) /


an opening or vent permitting escape or release
a means for release or expression of emotion, creative energy, etc
  1. a market for a product or service
  2. a commercial establishment retailing the goods of a particular producer or wholesaler
  1. a channel that drains a body of water
  2. the mouth of a river
a point in a wiring system from which current can be taken to supply electrical devices
anatomy the beginning or end of a passage, esp the lower opening of the pelvis (pelvic outlet)
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