investment

[ in-vest-muh nt ]
/ ɪnˈvɛst mənt /

noun

Origin of investment

1590–1600 for def 12; 1605–15 for def 1; invest + -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for investment

investment
/ (ɪnˈvɛstmənt) /

noun

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Cultural definitions for investment

investment

The purchase of property with the expectation that its value will increase over time.

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