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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Sierra/Affinity, which is producing and financing, is handling international sales and is co-representing U.S. rights with Endeavor Content. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "Pam Grier, Rhea Perlman Join Diane Keaton in 'Poms'," 12 July 2018 While developers occasionally offer to finance purchases in their projects, such developer financing is unusual in Manhattan, real-estate attorneys say. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Michael Cohen Purchases New York City Apartment for $6.7 Million," 12 July 2018 Self-financing also was a notable factor in the Republican primary race for lieutenant governor. William L. Spence, idahostatesman, "Idaho governor candidates spent $11 million trying to get your votes," 19 June 2018 First, Fox has to decide if Comcast’s financing is good, just as someone selling a home wants to make sure the buyer has secured a mortgage. Edmund Lee, New York Times, "With Two Suitors for Fox, the Murdochs Consider Next Steps," 18 June 2018 In 2017, Trump vetoed the sale of a U.S. semiconductor manufacturer to a Chinese investor on national security grounds after Washington concluded the financing came from China’s government. Washington Post, "China: Smaller trade surplus, OK. But tech concessions? No.," 4 June 2018 Eventually, after considering Nélisse's older sister Sophie (star of The Book Thief), who ended up aging out of the role before financing was secure, Fox landed on her star., "How Do You Direct A Child In A Movie About Sexual Abuse?," 24 May 2018 The architects created the floor plan to allow for joint financing—the developer or city might provide the roof and foundation, while residents cover the cost of infill. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This concrete home was designed as ‘expandable’ low-cost housing," 11 Apr. 2018 The financing of Medicare is unsustainable and is in need of reform. Stephen Koff,, "Jim Renacci, U.S. Senate candidate," 22 Mar. 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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