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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bill of exchange issued or accepted by a bank.
  • noun A short-term debt security issued by a central bank.
  • noun A piece of paper currency; a banknote.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A note or bill drawn by one bank on another, and payable either on demand or at some future specified date.
  • noun In the United States and some parts of England, a bank-note (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • In America (and formerly in England), a promissory note of a bank payable to the bearer on demand, and used as currency; a bank note.
  • In England, a note, or a bill of exchange, of a bank, payable to order, and usually at some future specified time. Such bills are negotiable, but form, in the strict sense of the term, no part of the currency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)

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