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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The bridge, paid for with $10 million of the city’s $107 million tax-incremented financing for Harbor Point, was supposed to be finished in time for the opening of Exelon’s 20-story, $270 million building in November 2016. Colin Campbell,, "Officials celebrate partial opening of bridge between Harbor East, Harbor Point, after a year and a half delay," 2 July 2018 Providers of payday loans and other high-interest financing for low-income people also benefit from regulations that can dissuade banks, with their higher available capital and greater reach, from entering those lines of business. Erik Sherman /, NBC News, "Scaling back Dodd-Frank is just the beginning of Trump's run on deregulation," 24 May 2018 Following a public hearing, the Lilburn City Council approved financing for the new Lilburn Police Headquarters and Municipal Court building through the Georgia Municipal Association’s Bricks and Mortar Program. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Lilburn approves financing for police/court building; construction bid," 19 May 2018 Andreessen Horowitz led Coinbase’s third major round of financing five years ago and is now sitting on at least hundreds of millions of dollars worth of stock in Coinbase. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "How an $8 billion Silicon Valley startup has shared talent with one of its most prominent investors," 26 Nov. 2018 New York City, for example, will match each every $1 contributed by an individual with up $6 of public financing. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "Seattle’s radical plan to fight big money in politics," 5 Nov. 2018 The scooter rental startup was valued at $2 billion after a $300 million round of financing earlier this year. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Bird scooters roll into Mexico City and Brazil," 5 Oct. 2018 This fourth round of financing brings the total raised since the founding of OneSpace in August 2015 to $116 million. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: China aims for the Moon, SpaceX gets approval for load-and-go," 17 Aug. 2018 Russia is Syrian President Bashar Assad's longtime patron and wants Western financing for Syria's reconstruction while maintaining the upper hand in discussions on Syria's political future. Fox News, "The Latest: South Sudan urges support for peace effort," 28 Sep. 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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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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