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Meaning of “affordable” in the English Dictionary

"affordable" in British English

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affordableadjective

uk   /əˈfɔː.də.bəl/  us   /-ˈfɔːr-/
not ​expensive: niceclothes at affordable ​prices (used about ​houses, etc.) ​able to be ​bought or ​rented by ​people who do not ​earn a lot of ​money: They have ​increasedtheirprovision of affordable housing in ​order to make ​homeownershipaccessible to ​buyers who would ​otherwise be ​unable to ​buy. According to the ​guidelines, ten ​percent of the ​dwellings in the ​development must be affordable.
(Definition of affordable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"affordable" in American English

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affordableadjective

 us   /əˈfɔr·də·bəl, əˈfoʊr-/
not ​expensive: Affordable ​housing isn’t enough – we also need ​jobopportunities.
(Definition of affordable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"affordable" in Business English

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affordableadjective

uk   us   /əˈfɔːdəbl/
not ​expensive: They are ​meetingconsumerdemand for ​fashionableproducts at affordable ​prices. affordable homes.keep sth/make sth affordable The Prius is ​heavilysubsidised by Toyota to ​keep it affordable.affordable for/to sb Will ​spaceflight ever be affordable for the masses?
(Definition of affordable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “affordable”
in Arabic يُمكن شراؤه…
in Korean 저렴한…
in Portuguese acessível…
in Catalan assequible…
in Japanese 手頃な価格の, 手が届く値段の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 付得起的, 买得起的…
in Turkish alınabilir, kelepir, herkesin alabileceği türden…
in Russian доступный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 付得起的, 買得起的…
in Italian economico, accessibile…
in Polish przystępny…
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