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English definition of “profitable”

profitable

adjective     /ˈprɒfɪtəbl/
COMMERCE, FINANCE producing a profit : a profitable business/company They are now among the most profitable companies quoted on the New York Stock Exchange .highly/very profitable This is a highly profitable business . a profitable market / product profitable growth be profitable for sb to do sth Consumers need to convince farmers that it can be profitable for them to grow organic food .
giving an advantage or useful result : The meeting had gone well, and he felt it had been a profitable morning .
(Definition of profitable adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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