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"bonus" in British English

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bonusnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbəʊ.nəs/  us   /ˈboʊ-/
B2 an ​extraamount of ​money that is given to you as a ​present or ​reward for good ​work as well as the ​money you were ​expecting: a ​productivity bonus a ​Christmas bonus The ​company used to give ​discretionary bonus ​payments.B2 a ​pleasantextra thing: I ​love the ​job, and it's an added bonus that it's so ​close to ​home.

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(Definition of bonus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bonusnoun [C]

 us   /ˈboʊ·nəs/
an ​extraamount of ​money given to someone as a ​reward for ​work or as ​encouragement: The ​salary was $40,000, ​plus a bonus. A bonus is also any ​result that is an ​unexpectedbenefit: After the ​hearttransplant, every ​day is a bonus for me.
(Definition of bonus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bonus" in Business English

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bonusnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbəʊnəs/ (plural bonuses)
WORKPLACE an ​amount of ​money given to an ​employee in ​addition to their ​salary as a ​reward for ​working well: a bonus of €1000/£500, etc. She received a bonus of $15,065, ​equal to 40% of her ​salary.earn/get/receive a bonus Teachers can ​earn an ​annual bonus of $1,026 if they ​meet the ​goals.pay (sb) a bonus Bank ​bosses are still being ​paid huge bonuses. a Christmas bonus a bonus ​award/​payment/​scheme
FINANCE an ​amount of ​money or ​shares given by a ​company to its ​shareholders: Investors are set to receive a bonus of at least £1.50 a ​share.
INSURANCE a ​payment made to the ​customers of an ​insurancecompany out of its ​profits: Annual bonus ​rates on some ​lifepolicies have ​fallen recently.
(Definition of bonus from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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