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compound

adjective
 
 
/ˈkɒmpaʊnd/ FINANCE
used to describe a system of calculating interest in which it is paid on both the amount of money invested or borrowed and on the interest that has been added to it: The investment has grown $1,000 into $3,552 over five years, a compound annual return of 28.6%.
Translations of “compound”
in Arabic مُركَب…
in Korean 혼합의…
in Malaysian majmuk…
in French composé…
in Italian composto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 複合的, (利息)以複利計算的…
in Vietnamese phức hợp…
in Spanish compuesto…
in Portuguese composto…
in Thai ที่เกิดจากส่วนประกอบด้วยจำนวนสองส่วนขึ้นไป…
in German zusammengesetzt…
in Catalan compost…
in Japanese 複合の…
in Indonesian kumpulan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 复合的, (利息)以复利计算的…
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