financial

[fi-nan-shuh l, fahy-]
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adjective

pertaining to monetary receipts and expenditures; pertaining or relating to money matters; pecuniary: financial operations.
of or relating to those commonly engaged in dealing with money and credit.

noun

financials, financial information or data about a company, as balance sheets and price-earnings ratio.

Nearby words

  1. finance,
  2. finance bill,
  3. finance charge,
  4. finance company,
  5. finances,
  6. financial accounting standards board,
  7. financial futures,
  8. financial ombudsman,
  9. financial planning,
  10. financial services authority

Origin of financial

First recorded in 1760–70; finance + -ial

SYNONYMS FOR financial
1. Financial, fiscal, monetary, pecuniary refer to matters concerned with money. Financial usually refers to money matters or transactions of some size or importance: a financial wizard. Fiscal is used especially in connection with government funds, or those of any organization: the end of the fiscal year. Monetary relates especially to money as such: a monetary system or standard. Pecuniary refers to money as used in making ordinary payments: a pecuniary obligation or reward.

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British Dictionary definitions for financials'

financial

adjective

of or relating to finance or finances
of or relating to persons who manage money, capital, or credit
Australian and NZ informal having money; in funds
Australian and NZ (of a club member) fully paid-up
Derived Formsfinancially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for financials'

financial

adj.

1769, from finance (n.) + -al (1). Related: Financially.

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