revenue received for goods or services, or from other sources, as rents or investments: For years, her only source of income was the small number of stocks her father left her.
the money, or amount of money, received from one’s employment: a household with three incomes;a healthcare worker with an income that hasn’t increased in five years.
something that comes in as an addition or increase, especially by chance.
Archaic. a coming in.
- in·come·less, adjective
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How to use income in a sentence
In his research, Salvanes has found that in Norway, parents’ income has almost no effect on their children’s income — a remarkable fact, and uncommon in most places around the world.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | September 17, 2020 | Freakonomics
Furthermore, some agencies become resellers for tools like Hubspot, which provides a significant portion of the income.How would an SEO agency be built today? Part 2: Current business model(s) | Sponsored Content: SEOmonitor | September 16, 2020 | Search Engine Land
When products from a specific part of the world gain global prominence, they can bring in billions of dollars in profit for local producers, which means jobs, regional investment, and taxable income for governments.The European and Chinese products that will have the same protections as French champagne | Annabelle Timsit | September 14, 2020 | Quartz
This would also help to reverse the increasing income inequality in the United States and thus strengthen the middle class so they can spend more.How we can save small business from coronavirus-induced extinction | matthewheimer | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
It’s extremely difficult to name a precise amount, but experts have estimated that North Korea relies on criminal activity for up to 15% of its income, with a significant portion of that driven by cyberattacks.North Korean hackers steal billions in cryptocurrency. How do they turn it into real cash? | Patrick O'Neill | September 10, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Since then, the rising gap between the rich and middle- and lower-income families has risen to the fore.
For the Brogpas, transforming into a tourist attraction may offer their community a way to generate much-needed income.
“My dance instructor always says she earns most of her income from private teaching,” says Monir.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread | IranWire | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I ask Atefeh and Monir if they see dancing as a form of income in the future, a potential career.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread | IranWire | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The former provides entrepreneurial training and educational programs for youths from low-income urban areas around the world.
Government grants amount to about two-thirds of the income, the balance being raised by public subscription and from fees.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Oh, but surely if we have to call ourselves Wurzel-Flummery it would count as earned income.First Plays | A. A. Milne
They are raised on the strictest scientific principles and yield me the greater part of my income.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Nine-tenths of those who have a competence know what income they have, and are careful not to spend more.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
With his vast income, acquired from the spoils of nearly every country in Europe, he maintained his high rank in lordly fashion.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for income
the amount of monetary or other returns, either earned or unearned, accruing over a given period of time
rare an inflow or influx
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Cultural definitions for income
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