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a. a market for a product or service
b. a commercial establishment retailing the goods of a particular producer or wholesaler
2. a point in a wiring system from which current can be taken to supply electrical devices
3. Anatomy the beginning or end of a passage, esp the lower opening of the pelvis (pelvic outlet)
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The termination of an electrical circuit for connection of a receptacle, switch, lighting fixture, appliance, or machine.
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A power line termination from which electric power can be obtained by inserting the plug of a line cord. Also known as convenience receptacle; electric outlet; receptacle.
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1. In an electric wiring system, a point at which current is taken to supply appliances, portable equipment, etc.
2. In a gas pipe system, a threaded connection or bolted flange to which a gas-burning appliance may be attached; according to code, the outlet must be located in the room or space where the appliance is, or may be, installed.
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