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yield

noun [C or U]
 
 
/jiːld/
FINANCE the total amount of profit or income produced from a business or investment: The bond's yield fell to 6.09%.high/low yield These securities are speculative and may involve greater risks and have higher yields.an increase/reduction in yield The payout on a 25-year policy is reduced to £100,271, which represents a reduction in yield from 13.3% to 13%. a 30-day/30-year yield
PRODUCTION the total amount of a crop, product, etc. that is produced or supplied: Over a 15-year period, the average yield of dairy cows in the UK had increased by 34%. These salts continuously bombard agricultural soils, stressing plants and reducing crop yields.
MONEY the average amount of money that an airline receives from each passenger for each mile they travel or that a hotel receives from each guest for each night they stay: Yield management is not really new to hoteliers, since identical rooms have been sold for higher prices during high season and for lower prices during low season for generations. →  See also bond yield , current yield , dividend yield , earnings yield , effective yield , equity yield , gilt yields , gross yield , high-yield , initial yield , maturity yield , net yield , nominal yield , bond yield , redemption yield , running yield , true yield
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