investment

[ in-vest-muh nt ]
/ ɪnˈvɛst mənt /

noun


Nearby words

  1. investigator,
  2. investigatory,
  3. investing cartilage,
  4. investitive,
  5. investiture,
  6. investment analyst,
  7. investment bank,
  8. investment bond,
  9. investment casting,
  10. investment company

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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Culture definitions for investment

investment

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

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