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English definition of “KPI”


noun [C]     ECONOMICS
abbreviation for key performance indicator : a very important indicator (= something that shows what a situation is like or how it is changing ) that shows how well an economy , company , stock , project , etc., is doing: A KPI should indicate what action needs to take place .
→ See also financial KPI
(Definition of KPI noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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