optional extra

optional extra
optional extra
COMMERCE, MARKETING something that can be added, at extra cost, to a basic product or service to make it more attractive, efficient, etc.: »

Some car manufacturers offer advanced stereo systems as an optional extra on their more expensive models.

Main Entry: optional

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • optional extra — /ˌɒpʃən(ə)l ekstrə/ noun an item that is not essential but can be added if wanted …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • optional — op‧tion‧al [ˈɒpʆnəl ǁ ˈɑːp ] adjective if something is optional, you can choose whether or not you have it, do it, or use it: • You can have a 17 inch monitor as an optional extra (= something that is additional to or better than the basic type… …   Financial and business terms

  • ExTRA — Export/Transit Project. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary * * * ▪ I. extra ex‧tra 1 [ˈekstrə] adjective [only before a noun] more than normal, or in addition to something else: • We will be advertising for 200 extra staff. • an extra 1% on National… …   Financial and business terms

  • extra — 1 adjective more of something, in addition to the usual or standard amount or number: Could you get an extra loaf of bread? | Alan had taken extra care with his appearance that evening. | Residents can use the gym at no extra cost. | extra ten… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • extra — ex|tra1 [ ekstrə ] adjective *** in addition to the usual or expected amount: There s no extra money for emergencies. We need extra space for guests. As an extra precaution, I turned off the electricity. be extra to cost an additional amount of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • optional — op|tion|al [ apʃənl ] adjective * something that is optional is available or possible if you want it, but you do not have to have it or do it: The price includes hotel and meals entertainment is optional. Add one cup of walnuts (optional). The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • extra — I UK [ˈekstrə] / US adjective *** in addition to the usual or expected amount There s no extra money for emergencies. We need extra space for guests. As an extra precaution, I turned off the electricity. • be extra II UK [ˈekstrə] / US noun… …   English dictionary

  • optional */ — UK [ˈɒpʃ(ə)nəl] / US [ˈɑpʃən(ə)l] adjective something that is optional is available or possible if you want it, but you do not have to have it or do it The price includes hotel and meals – entertainment is optional. Add 200 grammes of walnuts… …   English dictionary

  • optional — op|tion|al [ˈɔpʃənəl US ˈa:p ] adj if something is optional, you do not have to do it or use it, but you can choose to if you want to ≠ ↑compulsory ▪ three optional courses ▪ The other excursions are optional. optional extra BrE ▪ Leather seats… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • optional — adjective if something is optional, you do not have to do it or use it, but you can choose to if you want to: Woodwork was an optional subject at our school. | an optional extra (=something that you can choose to have in addition to what you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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