Pronunciation: (point'uv-sāl'), [key]
—n., pl. points-of-sale,
the store, dealer, or other retail outlet where an item is sold: from manufacturer to point-of-sale.
1. designating or in use at a point-of-sale, cashier's desk, or check-out counter; point-of-purchase.
2. (in retailing) of or pertaining to a customer-checkout system that uses automated devices linked to a computer, as a terminal (point'-of-sale' ter"minal) that directly transmits sales data as part of a computerized system for accounting and inventory control. Abbr.: P.O.S., POS
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