Definition of Dutch auction

1. Noun. A method of selling in which the price is reduced until a buyer is found.

Generic synonyms: Marketing, Merchandising, Selling



Definition of Dutch auction

1. Noun. an auction where many of the same item are sold. ¹

2. Noun. a reverse auction that starts at a high price that is gradually reduced by the auctioneer until someone is willing to buy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dutch Auction

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dusts off
dustsheet
dustsheets
duststorm
duststorms
dustup
dustups
dusty
dusty miller
dusty millers
dusty plasma
dutasteride
dutch
dutch-auction
dutch auction (current term)
dutch clover
dutch oven furnace
dutch rub
dutches
dutchess
dutchesses
dutchie
dutchier
dutchies
dutchiest
dutchman
dutchmen
dutchy
duteous

Literary usage of Dutch auction

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Dutch- Auction. An "auction" in »hich the bidders ... but mere hubbub; and Dutch auction is no auction, or increase of bids, but quite the contrary. ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1888)
"dutch auction.—See AUCTIONS AND AUCTIONEERS.9 DUTY.—(See also REVENUE LAW.)—An obligation to perform some act.3 DWELL.—A corporation may be said to " dwell ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1840)
"each other in lowness of qualifications and lowness of fees, and gave the name of dutch auction to their proceedings : and a very good name it would be, ..."

4. Peking and the Pekingese During the First Year of the British Embassy at Peking by David Field Rennie (1865)
"... City—Deferred interments—Correct mode of placing the door of a new house, denned in the Peking Almanack^Paper money sold by dutch auction—Relics of the ..."

5. The Life and Times of Queen Victoria by Robert Wilson (1893)
"... Vote—A Political dutch auction—The Radicals Outbid the Tories—Release of Mr. Parnell and the Suspects—The Kilmainham Treaty—Victory of Mr. ..."

6. The Cambrian (1900)
"A dutch auction. A dutch auction at Cape Town is frequently exciting. If a house is to be sold the auctioneer offers "Fifty golden sovereigns for the man ..."

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