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Definition: Tollgate

What is the dictionary definition of Tollgate?

Dictionary Definition

A barrier across a toll road or toll bridge that is lifted when the toll is paid

Full Definition of Tollgate

Within the Six Sigma methodology, a tollgate is a measurable objective that is used to enable a prospective customer to pass from one stage to another. By establishing the desired level of movement between each of the stages of DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control), team members can define barriers or gateways that allow the prospect to move to the next step in the process or hold them on a particular level until all desired objectives are completed.

Synonyms For Tollgate

turnpike, tollbooth, tolling, toll

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Tollgate. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 28, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Tollgate. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 28, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Tollgate. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Tollgate are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

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

This glossary post was last updated: 6th January, 2020 | 7 Views.