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English definition of “net”

net

noun     /net/
[U] US (also net income, also net profit) MONEY, TAX the amount of profit that a business has left after tax has been paid : The company's fourth-quarter net edged higher to $22.4 million from $22 million.
cast/spread your net wide to include many people or things when you are looking for something or trying to do something: With unemployment in the area below 1%, it has had to cast its net wide to fill the 70 jobs it expects to create this year .
→ See also safety net
(Definition of net noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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