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payback period

noun [C or U] uk   us  
the amount of time it takes to get back the amount of money originally invested (= given to companies hoping to get more back) in something
Translations of “payback period”
in Chinese (Traditional) (投資)回收期…
in Chinese (Simplified) (投资)回收期…
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