Egress

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Definition: Egress




What is the dictionary definition of Egress?

Dictionary Definition


n. way of departure. A word usually used in conjunction with “access” or “ingress.


Full Definition of Egress


An exit, or the act of exiting. The most famous use of this word was by P.T. Barnum, who put up a large sign in his circus tent saying “This Way to the Egress.” Thinking an egress was some type of exotic bird, people eagerly went though the passage and found themselves outside the circus tent. Compare ingress.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Egress are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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