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investment

noun
     
Related topics: Finance
in‧vest‧ment W1
1 [uncountable and countable]BF the use of money to get a profit or to make a business activity successful, or the money that is usedCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
make an investment (in something) return on an investment (=profit from an investment) short-term/long-term investment (=one that will give you profit in a short time, or only after a long time) stimulate/encourage/attract investment investment income
Foreign investment in Taiwan rose by 79% last year.
A Certificate of Deposit remains one of the safest investments.
We plan to buy some property as an investment.
investment in
That year, Japanese investment in American real estate totaled $13.06 billion.
investment of
Each of us was required to put up a minimum investment of $5,000.
The Postal Service has made a large investment in new technology.
Shareholders want to see a better return on their investment.
tax cuts aimed at stimulating investment and expanding the economy
2 [countable] something that you buy or do because it will be useful later
a good/sound investment
The lessons cost me over $500, but I consider them a good investment.
3 [singular,uncountable] when you spend a large amount of time, energy, emotion etc on something:
a huge investment of time and effort

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