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investment

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noun in·vest·ment \in-ˈves(t)-mənt\

Definition of investment

  1. 1 a archaic :  vestment b :  an outer layer :  envelope

  2. 2 :  investiture 1

  3. 3 :  blockade, siege

Origin and Etymology of investment

1invest


First Known Use: 1597


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investment

noun in·vest·ment

Definition of investment

  1. :  the outlay of money usually for income or profit :  capital outlay; also :  the sum invested or the property purchased

Origin and Etymology of investment

2invest


First Known Use: 1615


INVESTMENT Defined for Kids

investment

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noun in·vest·ment \in-ˈvest-mənt\

Definition of investment for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of putting out money in order to gain a profit

  2. 2 :  a sum of money invested

  3. 3 :  a property in which money is invested


Medical Dictionary

investment

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noun in·vest·ment \in-ˈves(t)-mənt\

Medical Definition of investment

  1. 1:  an external covering of a cell, part, or organism

  2. 2:  a layer of heat-resistant material in which a dental appliance (as a bridge or inlay) is cast or in which it is embedded before soldering


Law Dictionary

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investment

noun in·vest·ment

Legal Definition of investment


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investment

noun in·vest·ment

Legal Definition of investment

  1. 1 :  the outlay of money usually for income or profit :  capital outlay; also :  the sum invested or the property purchased

  2. 2 :  the commitment of funds with a view to minimizing risk and safeguarding capital while earning a return — compare speculation



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