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gratis

Definition of gratis

Etymology

    From Latin gratis.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈgɹɑː.tɪs/ SAMPA: /"grA:.tIs/

Adverb

gratis (not comparable)

  1. free, without charge

Adjective

gratis (not comparable)

  1. free, without charge

Synonyms

  • free as in beer (used in the free software movement to distinguish from libre, "free, as in speech")

Related terms

Further reading

Gratis is the process of providing goods or services without compensation. It is often referred to in English as "free of charge" or "complimentary". It is commonly acknowledged that there are costs associated with everything, hence the term "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch"; however, it is often practical for companies, producers, and service providers to provide certain things free of charge as part of a larger business model or pricing strategy.

References:

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