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banking

noun bank·ing

Simple Definition of banking

  • : the business of operating a bank

Full Definition of banking

  1. :  the business of a bank or a banker

Examples of banking

  1. They are both in banking.

  2. He chose banking as a career.



1735

First Known Use of banking

1735


BANKING Defined for Kids

banking

noun bank·ing \ˈbaŋ-kiŋ\

Definition of banking

  1. :  the business of a bank or banker





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