›[C or U]the act of putting money into a business to buy new stock, machines, etc., or a sum of money that is invested in a business in this way: investment in sthThe company has increased its investment in research.They plan to maintain their current level of investment.We've made a significant investment in IT.
›[U]the act of buying shares, bonds, property, etc. in order to make a profit: investment in sthInvestment in China has increased considerably.attract/encourage investmentlong-term/short-term investmentdomestic/foreign/overseas investmentprivate/public investmentThe fund manager makes all investment decisions.We're always looking for investment opportunities.
›[C]something such as shares, bonds, or property that you buy in order to make a profit: good/bad/risky investmentThe fund was billed as an especially safe investment option.
›[C]an amount of money that you invest in something: an investment of sthThe plan requires an estimated investment of €80 to €120 million.A business tries to get the best return on its investment.He made an initial investment of $2,000.the maximum/minimum investment