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bonus

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbəʊnəs/ ( plural bonuses)
WORKPLACE an amount of money given to an employee in addition to their salary as a reward for working well: a bonus of €1000/£500, etc. She received a bonus of $15,065, equal to 40% of her salary.earn/get/receive a bonus Teachers can earn an annual bonus of $1,026 if they meet the goals.pay (sb) a bonus Bank bosses are still being paid huge bonuses. a Christmas bonus a bonus award/payment/scheme
FINANCE an amount of money or shares given by a company to its shareholders: Investors are set to receive a bonus of at least £1.50 a share.
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