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borrowing

noun
     
bor‧row‧ing
1 [uncountable and countable] when a person, government, company etc borrows money, or the money that they borrow:
Public borrowing has increased.
2 [countable] something such as a word, phrase, or idea that has been copied from another language, book etc:
words that are French borrowings
borrowing from
his musical borrowings from other composers
3

borrowings

[plural]BFL the total amount of money that a company or organization owes

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