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|English to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|English term or phrase: receipt vs. bill vs. check|
|in which contexts these words are synonymous or have a distinct meaning?|
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The first word is the odd one out.
A receipt is a slip that states that money (or other things) have been received. It is an acknowledgment.
A bill is an itemized list of charges. It is like an invoice.
A check (other than a bank check) is a slip you recieve at a restaurant after you eat. It states what you had and how much you owe. It is a bill, but it mostly used in eating establishments.
Bill and check (in this sense) are similar. Receipt is not.