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subsidy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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subsidysub‧si‧dy /ˈsʌbsədi/ ●○○ AWL noun (plural subsidies) [countable]  PEBFmoney that is paid by a government or organization to make prices lower, reduce the cost of producing goods etctrade/agricultural etc subsidies international disagreement over trade subsidies
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subsidyThe Commission official insisted these loans were repayable with interest, and did not constitute a subsidy.But donations to help elect or defeat political candidates have been denied such a subsidy since 1954.One delegate likened Mr Gummer's motion to abolish subsidies on agricultural production to turkeys voting for Christmas.US farmers are having trouble coping with the reductions in agricultural subsidies.Farm subsidies totaled $53 billion last year.Federal subsidies would be available to help employers pay the insurance premiums.Lacking the generous subsidies that European orchestras receive, modern American groups are under increasing pressure to play popular pieces.Government subsidies in the form of legal notices shrank while circulation and advertising income rose dramatically.Housing subsidies, food supplements, and health care will decline to levels that no longer can alleviate the pain.The devaluation and the cuts in subsidies resulted in price rises of between 100 and 120 percent.Still, it amounted to a massive subsidy to Wall Street from Congress.The taskforce has recommended some kind of subsidy to help businesses get their Internet start-ups off the ground.They built and financed a whole new suburb, and they did it without a public subsidy.Congress may cut some subsidies to farmers.Without state subsidies, the railways couldn't survive.And for two days officials from the General Council discussed with the Government the possibility of extending the subsidy.
From Longman Business Dictionarysubsidysub‧si‧dy /ˈsʌbsədi/ noun (plural subsidies) [countable]FINANCEECONOMICS money that is paid by a government or organization to make something such as a particular food or product cheaper to buy, use, or produceBillions of dollars were given out in agricultural subsidies. tax subsidy
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