barter


barter
The trading/exchange of goods or services without using currency. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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I. barter bar‧ter 1 [ˈbɑːtə ǁ ˈbɑːrtər] verb [intransitive, transitive] COMMERCE
to exchange goods for other goods or to do work for someone in exchange for work they do for you, rather than using money:
barter (something) for something

• They import used cars, which they then barter for consumer goods.

  [m0] II. barter barter 2 noun [uncountable] COMMERCE
a system of exchanging goods or work for other goods or work, rather than using money:

• When people want to exchange any goods, they do so by barter.

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   The exchange of goods or services where no money is paid. Also known as counter trade.

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barter UK US /ˈbɑːtər/ verb [I or T] COMMERCE
to exchange goods or services for other things rather than for money: barter (sth) for sth »

Cheap manufactured goods were bartered by the traders for all kinds of tropical products.

to discuss and come to an agreement about the price of something: »

He bartered down the price of the flat and saved thousands of pounds.

barter with sb »

You need to barter with the cell phone company to get the plan you want at the price you want.

Compare BARGAIN(Cf. ↑bargain), HAGGLE(Cf. ↑haggle)
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barter UK US /'bɑːtər/ noun [U] COMMERCE
the practice or system of bartering goods: »

Barter can be attractive for smaller businesses keen to save money.

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Earlier economies worked on a barter system.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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