investment

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1in·vest·ment

noun \in-ˈves(t)-mənt\

Definition of INVESTMENT

1
a archaic :  vestment
b :  an outer layer :  envelope
2
:  investiture 1
3

Origin of INVESTMENT

1invest
First Known Use: 1597

2investment

noun

Definition of INVESTMENT

:  the outlay of money usually for income or profit :  capital outlay; also :  the sum invested or the property purchased

Origin of INVESTMENT

2invest
First Known Use: 1615

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

Rhymes with INVESTMENT

in·vest·ment

noun \in-ˈves(t)-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INVESTMENT

1
: an external covering of a cell, part, or organism
2
: a layer of heat-resistant material in which a dental appliance (as a bridge or inlay) is cast or in which it is embedded before soldering

investment

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Process of exchanging income for an asset that is expected to produce earnings at a later time. An investor refrains from consumption in the present in hopes of a greater return in the future. Investment may be influenced by rates of interest, with the rate of investment rising as interest rates fall, but other factors more difficult to measure may also be important—for example, the business community's expectations about future demand and profit, technical changes in production methods, and expected relative costs of labour and capital. Investment cannot occur without saving, which provides funding. Because investment increases an economy's capacity to produce, it is a factor contributing to economic growth.

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