- yielding profit; remunerative: a profitable deal.
- beneficial or useful.
Origin of profitable
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2. advantageous, valuable, helpful.
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Examples from the Web for profitability
How does the Fed's profitability compare to America's other gigantic businesses?The Insanely Profitable Federal Reserve
Joshua M. Brown
January 14, 2014
Since the bailout, GM has posted 15 consecutive quarters of profitability, and it has a very solid balance sheet.Up to Speed: 5 Things to Know About Mary Barra, GM’s First Female CEO
December 10, 2013
The company has lost money for the last several years, though it is getting closer to profitability.Gaming the Twitter IPO
October 4, 2013
Amazon's new tablet may have a price hike, but that won't help its profitability says CEO Jeff Bezos.Bezos: Kindle HDX Won't Make Money, and I Don't Care
September 25, 2013
Management of the fishery is intertwined with the profitability of the fishing industry and politics of power.The Big Idea: Saving the World’s Most Important Fish
Kevin M. Bailey
August 9, 2013
Specialized publications also keep track of the profitability of the media.
Partially because of these problems, the specialty which gained in distinction and profitability at this time was dairy farming.Frying Pan Farm
Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Consequently, as the author shows, the news media shine by any measure of profitability.
- affording gain, benefit, or profit
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Word Origin and History for profitability
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