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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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