in-tray
in-tray in-tray n. a wood or metal receptacle placed on a desk to hold incoming material requiring attention, especially documents.

Syn: in-box, in-basket. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • in tray — UK US noun UK ► [C] (also inbox, also US in basket) WORKPLACE a container where letters and other documents are put when they arrive in a person s office, and kept until the person has time to deal with them: »The department was understaffed, and …   Financial and business terms

  • in tray — UK US noun [countable] [singular in tray plural in trays] a container on your desk where you keep documents and letters that are ready to be read or answered …   Useful english dictionary

  • in-tray — ˈin tray noun [countable] OFFICE a flat container used to hold letters, papers etc that need to be dealt with; = in basket AmE: • Open all the incoming mail and place it in the appropriate person s in tray. compare out tray …   Financial and business terms

  • in tray — in trays also in tray N COUNT An in tray is a shallow container used in offices to put letters and documents in before they are dealt with. Ant: out tray …   English dictionary

  • in tray — n a container on your desk for work and letters that need to be dealt with ≠ ↑out tray …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • in tray — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a tray on a desk for incoming letters and documents …   English terms dictionary

  • in tray — in ,tray noun count MAINLY BRITISH an IN BOX on an office desk …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • in tray — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms in tray : singular in tray plural in trays a container on your desk where you keep documents and letters that are ready to be read or answered …   English dictionary

  • in-tray — /ˈɪn treɪ/ (say in tray) noun a tray or other receptacle for incoming letters, files, job assignments, etc., awaiting attention …   Australian English dictionary

  • in-tray — see in tray …   English dictionary

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