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English definition of “earnings”

earnings

noun [plural]     /ˈɜː.nɪŋz/ US  /ˈɝː-/
B2 the amount of money that someone is paid for working : Average earnings for skilled workers are rising .Earning money and money earned a company's profits in a particular period : Sun Microsystems reported earnings that were slightly better than the market had been expecting .Investment and stock markets
(Definition of earnings noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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