plural noun

re·​ceiv·​ables ri-ˈsē-və-bəlz How to pronounce receivables (audio)
: amounts of money receivable

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fate reports having approximately $475 million in cash, cash equivalents and receivables and that in tandem with the reduction in workforce and business restructuring should sustain operations through 2025. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Jan. 2023 Credentials stored on file and buyer engagement tools can make receivables management much more efficient. Greg Cohen, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 The stock will only be released once the receivables are settled. Takahiko Hyuga, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2022 The company offers financing options for its customers, ranging from equipment sold under finance leases, operating leases, notes, and receivables. - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 Profit often includes receivables in the list, and only a cash flow analysis can reveal the outstanding amount. Dharmesh Acharya, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Operating in a rising cost environment puts a premium on careful product pricing, controlling costs through deliberate purchasing, and managing working capital that includes keeping accounts receivables as low as possible. Mary Josephs, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Senior debt, however, is more sensitive to interest rates, given the time that lending against collateral — including tax incentives, rebates and pre-sales alongside other receivables — can take to be paid back. Angus Finney, Variety, 19 Sep. 2022 Even without direct sanctions targeting Russian grains, a rapidly changing situation and the legal complexity are putting off many Western firms, said Mark Abrams, global head of trade and receivables finance at Trade Finance Global. Yusuf Khan, WSJ, 30 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of receivables was in 1863

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“Receivables.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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noun plural
re·​ceiv·​ables ri-ˈsē-və-bəlz How to pronounce receivables (audio)
: amounts of money receivable
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