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remunerative

[ri-myoo-ner-uh-tiv, -nuh-rey-tiv]
adjective
  1. affording remuneration; profitable: remunerative work.
  2. that remunerates.
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Sometimes re·mu·ner·a·to·ry [ri-myoo-ner-uh-tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee] /rɪˈmyu nər əˌtɔr i, ‐ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of remunerative

First recorded in 1620–30; remunerate + -ive
Related formsre·mu·ner·a·tive·ly [ri-myoo-nuh-rey-tiv-lee, -ner-uh-tiv-] /rɪˈmyu nəˌreɪ tɪv li, -nər ə tɪv-/, adverbre·mu·ner·a·tive·ness, nounnon·re·mu·ner·a·tive, adjectivenon·re·mu·ner·a·tive·ly, adverbun·re·mu·ner·a·tive, adjectiveun·re·mu·ner·a·tive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for non-remunerative

remunerative

adjective
  1. earning money or rewards; paying
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Derived Formsremuneratively, adverbremunerativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-remunerative

remunerative

adj.

1620s, "inclined to remunerate," from remunerate + -ive. From 1670s as "rewarding;" 1859 as "profitable." Related: Remuneratively; remunerativeness.

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