income

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noun in·come \ˈin-ˌkəm also ˈin-kəm or ˈiŋ-kəm\

Definition of income

  1. 1 :  a coming in :  entrance, influx fluctuations in the nutrient income of a body of water

  2. 2 :  a gain or recurrent benefit usually measured in money that derives from capital or labor; also :  the amount of such gain received in a period of time has an income of $30,000 a year

Examples of income in a Sentence

  1. Any income from investments must be reported.

  2. Farming is his main source of income.

  3. Even on two incomes, we're having a hard time keeping up with our bills.

  4. He earns a good income as a consultant.

  5. What was the company's annual income?

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First Known Use of income

14th century



INCOME Defined for English Language Learners

income

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Definition of income for English Language Learners

  • : money that is earned from work, investments, business, etc.


INCOME Defined for Kids

income

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noun in·come \ˈin-ˌkəm\

Definition of income for Students

  1. :  a gain usually in money that comes in from labor, business, or property


Law Dictionary

income

noun in·come

Legal Definition of income

  1. :  a gain or recurrent benefit usually measured in money that derives from capital or labor; also :  the amount of such gain received in a period of time an income of $20,000 a year



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