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value

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈvæljuː/
the amount of money that something is worth: This mortgage is available for up to 95% of the property's value.go up/shoot up/increase in value One-bedroom flats have shot up in value by 71%.go down/drop/fall in value My investment has gone down in value.a high/low value The rupiah has climbed to its highest value against the dollar since early May.
how good or useful something is in relation to its price: excellent/good/poor value Property will always remain good value.give/offer/provide value If you're taking more than one trip a year, annual travel insurance policies offer excellent value. These jogsuits are outstanding value for money at a greatly reduced price.
values [plural] the beliefs that people have about what is right, wrong, and most important in life, business, etc. which control their behaviour: He believed that culture and values helped hold the company together.core/shared values Companies that last are built on a central set of core values.cultural/social/traditional values The changes indicated a return to the traditional values of local management.
→  See also added value , annual value , asset value , asset value per share , assured value , book value , break-up value , capital value , customer lifetime value , deprival value , economic value , expected value , face value , fair value , future value , imputed value , intrinsic value , lifetime value , market value , net annual value , net asset value , net book value , net present value , net realizable value , nominal value , par value , present value , rateable value , replacement value , residual value , surplus value , surrender value , written-down value
(Definition of value noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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