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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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 Before Hale ruled on a motion that Pitino's case against ULAA be dismissed, Pitino reached a settlement that provided him no financial benefit, only a letter that recharacterized his firing as a resignation. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Rick Pitino settles with Adidas, company he alleges contributed to his downfall at U of L," 23 Dec. 2019 In March 2013, simultaneous attacks on six of South Korea’s financial institutions damaged 32,000 computers. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Cyberwar Decade: How an Invisible Battlefield Came of Age in the 2010s," 23 Dec. 2019 All schools struggled in the area of financial assistance, with only 5 percent of schools offering grants to pregnant and parenting students and only 42 percent offering scholarships. Kristan Hawkins, National Review, "A Room at the Inn and Other Needs of Pregnant and Parenting Students," 23 Dec. 2019 Republican Warren Davidson of Miami County said the new agreement was an improvement on the old deal that would create opportunities for improvements in everything from manufacturing to agriculture to financial services. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, "House approves trade agreement with Canada and Mexico over opposition from Ohio Reps. Fudge and Kaptur," 19 Dec. 2019 QuadrigaCX and the case of the missing $250 million is the kind of event that would be unthinkable for most financial institutions. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Exhume dead cryptocurrency exec who owes us $250 million, creditors demand," 17 Dec. 2019 Compared to other public pension funds , the ERS earnings rank in the top 34th percentile over five years and top 28th percentile over 10 years, according to the financial services firm State Street. Mike Cason |, al, "‘Rotten 1st quarter’ holds Alabama pension fund earnings to 3%," 17 Dec. 2019 Aside from the financial benefits, there are the optics: Size definitely matters in the music business. Glenn Peoples, Billboard, "Will the SiriusXM-Pandora Merger Pay Off? Drake and U2 Are Aboard, But Rocky Waters May Lie Ahead," 13 Dec. 2019 United Shore borrows the money for its loans through lines of credit from financial institutions. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "United Shore has record-breaking year, gives away Cadillacs to 13 employees," 13 Dec. 2019

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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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27 Dec 2019

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“Financial.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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How to pronounce financial (audio)

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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