fi·​nan·​cial | \ fə-ˈnan(t)-shəl How to pronounce financial (audio) , fī- \

Definition of financial

: relating to finance or financiers financial aid the financial district

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Synonyms & Antonyms for financial



  • nonfinancial
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Examples of financial in a Sentence

The company is headed for financial disaster. a family struggling with financial problems I would like some financial advice before I buy this house.
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Recent Examples on the Web Youngkin’s opponent, Democrat and former governor Terry McAuliffe, has also outlined education proposals, including a plan to increase support to community colleges and boost money for financial aid. Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2021 Colleges that disburse federal financial aid to ineligible applicants must return the funds to the U.S. Department of Education. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2021 Securing financial aid can take months, although tax credits help.. Alia Wong, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2021 The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund distributes financial aid to children of 9/11 victims. Christopher Dawson And Ben Burnstein, CNN, 3 Sep. 2021 Criteria factored in the rankings included an eight-year graduation rate for all students, as well as data related to students receiving Pell grants, a form of federal financial aid for students with exceptional need. Jaime Adame, Arkansas Online, 31 Aug. 2021 The congratulatory letters included an initial estimate of his financial aid awards. Neal Morton, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Aug. 2021 That is not good news for anyone, especially students from middle income families, who typically receive more limited institutional financial aid. Michael Poliakoff, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 No One Left Behind also assists new refugees with emergency financial aid and used vehicles upon their arrival into the U.S. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 27 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of financial

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for financial

finance entry 1 + -ial

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The first known use of financial was in 1769

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Dictionary Entries Near financial

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8 Sep 2021

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“Financial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of financial

: relating to money


fi·​nan·​cial | \ fə-ˈnan-shəl How to pronounce financial (audio) , fī- \

Kids Definition of financial

: having to do with money or finance a financial expert financial aid

Other Words from financial

financially adverb financially successful



Legal Definition of financial

: relating to finance or financiers

Other Words from financial

financially adverb

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