from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of a number of retail stores under the same ownership and dealing in the same merchandise.

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  • n. A retail outlet that is one of a group of similar establishments having common format, contents, ownership and management.

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

  • n. one of a chain of retail stores under the same management and selling the same merchandise


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