earning power

noun

: the relative ability of an individual or an organization to command earnings in return for services or goods
a corporation with good earning power
the general rise in all earning power has tended to divorce the worker from the specific job by minimizing the importance of wage differentialsManagement Review

Word History

Etymology

earning from gerund of earn entry 1

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earning power was in 1865

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“Earning power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earning%20power. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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