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English definition of “bonus”

bonus

noun [C]     /ˈbəʊ.nəs/ US  /ˈboʊ-/
B2 an extra amount of money that is given to you as a present or reward for good work as well as the money you were expecting : a productivity bonus a Christmas bonus The company used to give discretionary bonus payments .Gifts in the form of moneyPresents and gifts B2 a pleasant extra thing: I love the job , and it's an added bonus that it's so close to home .Pleasure and happiness
(Definition of bonus noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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