fi·​nanc·​ing | \fə-ˈnan(t)-siŋ, 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

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The loan comes in addition to the more traditional financing from banks that Sears received Monday. Michael Corkery, The Seattle Times, "Is Sears a turnaround candidate or ‘walking zombie’?," 15 Oct. 2018 Some of that upfront cost barrier can be overcome with clever financing. David Roberts, Vox, "China made solar panels cheap. Now it’s doing the same for electric buses.," 24 July 2018 The conversion is expected to take 18 months with financing supported by public funds. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "Renovations Begin In Last Major Structure At Hartford's Colt Complex," 11 July 2018 In 2010, the Melo Group paid $1.4 million for a 28,000-square-foot waterfront lot at 601 NE 23rd St. and launched a new condo project — the first in Miami in three years — with no traditional financing in place. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "This Argentine family visited Miami in 2001 — and changed the city forever," 11 June 2018 Highly touted and with financing from the city, the 28-acre, $25 billion Hudson Yards development in Manhattan and the $2 billion Cornell Campus on Roosevelt Island both sit in the city’s floodplain. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018 Davenport and Tanner began talking about creating a specialty pharmacy in late 2012, prosecutors said, and soon Tanner approached his bosses at Valeant with a plan to open one with Valeant financing. Fortune, "Ex-Valeant Executive Guilty of Taking Pharmacy CEO’s Bribe," 22 May 2018 The deal's good on 64 GB smartphones with financing when adding a new line of service. Doreen Christensen,, "T-Mobile: Free iPhone 8 or $700 off iPhone X with hundreds off on Apple Watches and iPads," 10 May 2018 More than seven years after Mauro T. Padilla was sentenced to prison for lying to a bank to secure construction financing on a South Side townhouse project, the disgraced developer was back in San Antonio federal court. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "Federal suit against disgraced Tundra Village developer goes to trial," 11 July 2018

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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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Legal Definition of financing 

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

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