returning meaning

EN[ɹɪˈtɜːnɪŋ] [ɹɪˈtɝnɪŋ] [-ɜː(ɹ)nɪŋ]
  • In retail, returning is the process of a customer taking previously purchased merchandise back to the retailer, and in turn, receiving a cash refund, exchange for another item (identical or different), or a store credit.
  • While retailers are not usually required to accept returns, laws in many places require retailers to post their return policy in a place where it would be visible to the customer prior to purchase.
  • In certain countries, such as Australia, consumer rights dictate that under certain situations consumers have a right to demand a refund.

    Definition of returning in English Dictionary

  • NounPLreturningsPREré-SUF-ing
    1. The act of one who returns; a coming back.
    2. Verb
      1. present participle of return.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • A strong undertow may sweep a returning swimmer off their feet but it does not carry them far from the shore.
          • Blake shocked everyone by chucking in his job, selling his flat and returning home to take up the flagging reins of the family company.
          • Alewives are anadromous fish: Born in freshwater, they spend their lives in the ocean, returning annually to their birthplaces to spawn.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Returning "emptyhanded" doesn't always mean that you didn't get what you set out for.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
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          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of returning for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "returning" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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