profit motive

noun

Definition of profit motive

: the desire to make a profit making decisions based on the profit motive

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“Profit motive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/profit%20motive. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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