the system of indicating the cost of a consumer product in terms of a standard unit of measure, as so much per pound, quart, or yard, in addition to the price per can, bottle, or piece.
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Origin of unit pricing
First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for unit pricing
a system of pricing foodstuffs, etc, in which the cost of a single unit is shown to enable shoppers to see the advantage of buying multipacks
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