fi·​nanc·​ing | \ fə-ˈnan(t)-siŋ How to pronounce financing (audio) , ˈfī-ˌnan(t)-, fī-ˈnan(t)- \

Definition of financing

: the act or process or an instance of raising or providing funds also : the funds thus raised or provided

Examples of financing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baltimore County will join the State of Maryland, Baltimore City, and three counties — Montgomery, Howard and Prince George’s — in offering a public financing option for candidates. Cameron Goodnight,, 6 Oct. 2021 Walny said the village will evaluate a public financing request if one is made and the matter will follow proceedings similar to the rezoning. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Oct. 2021 Climate finance negotiation, the transnational financing system to support mitigation and adaptation actions addressed to poorer countries, will be crucial to reaching the global target. Daniela De Lorenzo, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 The bill would also no longer implement public financing of presidential and congressional elections. Briana Stewart, ABC News, 14 Sep. 2021 The December 2016 announcement of public financing of the then-Quicken Loans Arena — later renamed Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse — drew criticism from progressive groups, including the Greater Cleveland Congregations. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 5 Aug. 2021 Furthermore, certain House members pushed for legislation improving our public campaign financing system as well as disclosure laws. Robert Moilanen, Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 These steep energy savings are prompting owners to sign up for retrofits without any public financing (although a solar subsidy is available). Willem Marx, Scientific American, 29 July 2021 The Legislature also took a pass on creating a statewide public financing program. oregonlive, 27 June 2021

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First Known Use of financing

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for financing

from gerund of finance entry 1

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The first known use of financing was in 1827

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17 Oct 2021

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“Financing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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: the act or process or an instance of raising or providing funds also : the funds thus raised or provided


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