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net profit

noun
1.
the actual profit made on a business transaction, sale, etc., or during a specific period of business activity, after deducting all costs from gross receipts.
Origin of net profit
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70
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  • This leaves the net profit which is available for dividends.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • At all events, the net profit to her and her confederates in the affair must have been some £10,000.

  • There is a net profit of twenty-five cents a pound on chicle.

    Forbidden Cargoes Roy J. Snell
  • The net profit to the author from the first of these books was six francs!

    The Spell of Belgium Isabel Anderson
  • The entrepreneur should make no net profit on the goods he is producing.

British Dictionary definitions for net profit

net profit

noun
1.
gross profit minus all operating costs not included in the calculation of gross profit, esp wages, overheads, and depreciation
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Contemporary definitions for net profit
noun

actual revenue after expenses in a given period of time

See net revenue

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