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1investment

noun in·vest·ment \in-ˈves(t)-mənt\

Definition of INVESTMENT

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

INVESTMENT Defined for Kids

investment

noun in·vest·ment \in-ˈvest-mənt\

Definition of INVESTMENT for Kids

1
:  the act of putting out money in order to gain a profit
2
:  a sum of money invested
3
:  a property in which money is invested
Medical Dictionary

investment

noun in·vest·ment \in-ˈves(t)-mənt\

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
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