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earnings

noun [plural] uk   /ˈɜː.nɪŋz/ us    /ˈɝː-/
B2 the amount of money that someone is paid for working: Average earnings for skilled workers are rising. a company's profits in a particular period: Sun Microsystems reported earnings that were slightly better than the market had been expecting.
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