monetary

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adjective mon·e·tary \ˈmä-nə-ˌter-ē also ˈmə-\

Definition of monetary

  1. :  of or relating to money or to the mechanisms by which it is supplied to and circulates in the economy a crime committed for monetary gain a government's monetary policy

monetarily

play \ˌmä-nə-ˈter-ə-lē also ˌmə-\ adverb

Examples of monetary in a sentence

  1. a crime committed for monetary gain

  2. Gold was once the basis of the U.S. monetary system.

Origin and Etymology of monetary

Late Latin monetarius of a mint, of money, from Latin moneta


First Known Use: 1663


MONETARY Defined for English Language Learners

monetary

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adjective mon·e·tary \ˈmä-nə-ˌter-ē also ˈmə-\

Definition of monetary for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to money

  • : of or relating to the money in a country's economy


MONETARY Defined for Kids

monetary

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adjective mon·e·tary \ˈmä-nə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of monetary for Students

  1. :  of or relating to money



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