re·​in·​vest·​ment | \ ˌrē-ən-ˈves(t)-mənt How to pronounce reinvestment (audio) \

Definition of reinvestment

1 : the action of reinvesting : the state of being reinvested
2 : a second or repeated investment

Examples of reinvestment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Total returns factor in the reinvestment of dividends. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "See how Houston's Fortune 500 companies performed in 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 City Council on Wednesday first created a tax abatement reinvestment zone for the Founders District and then approved a tax abatement agreement. Andrea Leinfelder, Houston Chronicle, "Houston City Council approves $6M tax break for live-work-play entrepreneurial community," 11 Dec. 2019 Using the redlining maps, banks refused to lend in predominantly black neighborhoods, leading to a lack of reinvestment. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How Milwaukee became so segregated and why it matters when it comes to crime," 10 July 2019 What seems like a reinvestment in free agency by teams also bodes well for the sport., "Red Sox stayed on sidelines, but Winter Meetings delivered big news - The Boston Globe," 13 Dec. 2019 The Safais were familiar with the Findlay Market in Cincinnati, which had helped spark reinvestment in Over-the-Rhine, a once-diminishing neighborhood. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "'It's huge': Logan Street Market will be the epicenter of local food in Louisville," 5 June 2019 The brands that emerged from it strongest were the ones that had high reinvestment rates and positioned themselves for the future. Marc Bain, Quartz, "These fashion businesses are positioned to survive a US recession," 20 Sep. 2019 When yields are this minuscule, even the ECB’s reinvestment of the money from maturing bonds – to maintain that 2.7 trillion euro stock – has a disproportionate effect on prices. Washington Post, "A $3 Trillion Bond Beast Runs the Show in Europe," 23 May 2019 The reinvestment of Alphonso Davies' transfer fee was never going to be a one-year project, but the winter overhaul Vancouver endured most certainly did not result in immediate dividends. Avi Creditor,, "The MLS XI, Week 26: The West is Wild; Philly, NYCFC Clinch," 2 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of reinvestment

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Jan 2020

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“Reinvestment.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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