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English definition of “kind”

kind

noun [U]
 
 
/kaɪnd/
in kind used to describe a payment that is given in the form of goods or services and not in the form of money: Payment in kind involves investors receiving more bonds in place of cash interest. At least part of their salary is paid in kind.
(Definition of kind from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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