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noun [C]
/fʌnd/ FINANCE
money invested in a range of shares, bonds, etc. often along with other investors' money: The proposed performance table requires disclosure of a fund's returns for fiscal year periods. The fund's performance is linked to swings in gas prices, which are difficult to predict. fund shares/shareholders → See also investment fund
an amount of money saved or collected for a particular purpose: set up/establish a fund The government set up an emergency fund to help disaster victims.
an organization that collects and manages an amount of money for investing in a particular purpose: the European Regional Development Fund
funds [plural] the financial resources that a business, organization, or project has available: raise/provide/generate funds A new shares issue was launched to raise funds for the acquisition.sufficient/insufficient funds Experts have criticized the Government for committing insufficient funds to the state pension. obtain/receive/secure funds be short of/run out of/need funds
→ See also accumulated fund, authorized investment fund, balanced fund, bank guarantee fund, bond fund, broker-dealer fund, closed-end fund, commodity fund, contingency fund, deposit protection fund, depreciation fund, discretionary fund, dual-purpose fund, equity fund, ethical fund, fed funds, general-purpose fund, go-go fund, growth fund, guarantee fund, hedge fund, investment fund, income fund, index fund, institutional fund, investment fund, life fund, long-term funds, managed fund, money fund, money market fund, mutual fund, no-load fund, investment fund, pension fund, performance fund, provident fund, reserve fund, revolving fund, shareholders' funds, short-term funds, sinking fund, slush fund, state funds, stock fund, strike fund, tracker fund, trust fund, umbrella fund, value fund, vulture fund
(Definition of fund noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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