earning power

noun

Definition of earning power 

: 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

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First Known Use of earning power

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for earning power

earning from gerund of earn entry 1

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