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end end [end] noun
1. STATISTICS MARKETING top/​bottom end a figure that is at the top or bottom end of a range is high or low in the range of possible figures that were expected:

• The results were at the top end of previous market forecasts.

2. MARKETING top/​expensive/​bottom/​cheap end a product that is at the top or bottom end of a range is the most expensive or cheapest in the range:

• It won't be easy competing at the top end of the market.

• Bombay dealers are the main suppliers of the cheap end of the US diamond jewelry market.

— see also front end, high end

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Ⅰ.
end UK US /end/ noun [C]
the time or place that something finishes: »

The construction will be completed by the end of the year.

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Sales are looking good according to the end-of-month report.

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We spent a long time looking for a good supplier, but we found one in the end.

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There are encouraging signs that the recession has come to an end.

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The difficult period we've been through now seems to be at an end.

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There is no end to the possible markets for this product.

»

The meeting room is at the end of the corridor on the right.

used when stating whether goods or services are expensive or cheap, or of high or low quality: the bottom/low/top end of the market »

This basic laptop is aimed at the low end of the market.

an aim or purpose: »

We aim to halve production costs, and to this end we are investing in automating the process.

»

We see good design not just as a means of increasing profits, but as an end in itself.

the parts of a task or process connected with one particular type of activity, or with a particular person: »

Rick's more involved with the financial end of things.

»

Everything's ready here, but how are thing's your end?

sb's end of the bargain/deal »

We kept our end of the bargain, but they failed to meet their deadline.

See also BACK-END(Cf. back-end), CLOSED-END(Cf. ↑closed-end), DEAD END(Cf. ↑dead end), END-TO-END(Cf. ↑end-to-end), FRONT-END(Cf. ↑front-end), HIGH-END(Cf. ↑high-end), LOW-END(Cf. ↑low-end), YEAR END(Cf. ↑year end)
Ⅱ.
end UK US /end/ verb [I or T]
to finish or stop, or to make something finish or stop: »

What time is your meeting due to end?

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Her resignation ends months of speculation about her future.

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Our contract with those suppliers ended in April.

end in sth »

The negotiations ended in failure after three days.

end (sth) with sth »

I'd like to end my presentation with a little story...


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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