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

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Development stalled following the global financial crisis as lenders pulled financing and investors focused on buying existing properties. Patrick Clark,, "Sunset Strip scrubs its seedy rock past with $450 million hotel," 6 Aug. 2019 ALDOT’s toll proposal utilizes the public-private partnership (P3) plan, with a mix of financing and a recently-received $125 million from the federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. John Sharp |, al, "Ivey unaware of conflicts between Toll Authority meeting and tax referendums," 5 Aug. 2019 The target market is gallery owners who need inventory financing and wealthy collectors without private banking services who might want to indulge themselves with more art — or have more prosaic concerns. Los Angeles Times, "How the rich get spending money: Locking fine art in storage and borrowing against it," 1 Aug. 2019 Blacks have lost ground since the 1968 Fair Housing Act was established to protect minorities against discrimination in the selling, leasing and financing of homes. Prashant Gopal,, "Black homeownership has fallen to its lowest level since at least 1970," 25 July 2019 The school has obtained the zoning variances necessary to construct the new building and is on-schedule to obtain supporting financing and conduct construction activities. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Judge: Twin Cities German Immersion School demolition on hold but opponents must raise $2M in a week," 15 July 2019 Francesco Zimone, a native of Naples whose background includes film financing and property restoration in Los Angeles, secured the rights to Da Michele's first U.S. franchise location. Bill Addison,, "The pizzeria in ‘Eat Pray Love’ has a new Hollywood knockoff. It’s a flop.," 11 July 2019 The projects receiving grants are designed to help women with employment and entrepreneurship and to provide access to financing., "Mariott fights fine; Lady Gaga’s cosmetics line; women’s programs get grants," 10 July 2019 As many families deal with college financing this summer, the Better Business Bureau has reported an increase in fraudulent texts, emails and voicemails about loans. CBS News, "How to spot a student loan scam," 9 July 2019

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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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