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English definition of “net present value”

net present value

noun [C or U]     ( abbreviation NPV) ACCOUNTING, FINANCE
the present value of an investment's future net cash flow (= difference between the money coming in and going out) after the cost of the original investment has been subtracted : Countries that have received help so far have seen the net present value of their debt burden fall by an average of 40%.
(Definition of net present value noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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