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noun [countable] deposit pronunciation in American English /dɪˈpɑzɪt/
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pluraldeposits
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  1. 1
    a first payment that you make when you agree to buy something expensive such as a car or house. The rest of the money that you pay later is called the balance
    She paid a $100 deposit, and agreed to pay the balance within six months.
    put down a deposit (=pay it): We’ve put down a deposit on a new house.
  2. 3
    an amount of money that you pay into a bank account
    make a deposit: He made a large cash deposit on April 5th.
  3. 5
    a layer of a metal or another substance that has formed in soil or rock
    Rich mineral deposits have been discovered in the area.
    1. a.
      a layer of a substance that gradually forms on or inside something
      the build-up of fat deposits in his liver

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