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pound (£)the standard monetary unit of the UK. See CURRENCY. STERLING.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
poundthe standard CURRENCY unit of the UK and a number of other countries, mainly current and former members of the British Commonwealth. When used in international transactions, the UK pound is referred to as STERLING to distinguish it from other country's pounds, such as the Lebanese or Egyptian pound.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005