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English definition of “earnings”

earnings

noun [plural]     /ˈɜːnɪŋz/
FINANCE a company's or industry's profits in a particular period: Earnings from record sales topped £5 million.lower/strong/record earnings It was one of the few companies that showed strong earnings. Sun Microsystems reported earnings that were slightly better than the market had been expecting. expected/forecast earnings
HR, WORKPLACE the money that a person makes for the work that they do: Family credit is reduced as earnings rise. They are suing each other for loss of earnings. weekly/monthly earnings
→ See also annual earnings, average earnings, core earnings, headline earnings, loss of earnings, retained earnings, annual earnings
(Definition of earnings noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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