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cash flownoun [U]

 us   /ˈkæʃ ˌfloʊ/
the ​rate at which ​money goes into, or into and out of, a ​business: As ​long as that ​positive cash flow ​continues, there'll be a need to ​spend it.
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cash flownoun [U]

(also cashflow) uk   us   ACCOUNTING, FINANCE
the ​movement of ​money into and out of a company's ​accounts, used as a ​measure of how much ​money the ​companyspends and receives and how much ​profit it makes over a particular ​period of ​time: good/healthy/strong cashflow It is a well-run ​company with ​strong cashflow.improve/maintain/maximise cash flow Bartering can ​help you ​generatesales and ​improvecashflow and ​profits. a cashflow problem/​crisis
negative cash flow
a ​situation in which a ​companyspends more ​money than it receives in ​order to do ​business over a particular ​period: When ​starting a ​business you face a constant ​negativecashflow until your ​salesbuild up.
positive cash flow
a ​situation in which a ​company receives more ​money over a particular ​period than it ​spends: Lenders like a ​positivecashflow because it ​provides some ​assurance that they might get their ​money back.
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(Definition of cash flow from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cash flow”
in Chinese (Simplified) 现金流转, 资金流转…
in Turkish nakit akışı…
in Russian движение денег…
in Chinese (Traditional) 現金流轉, 資金流轉…
in Polish przepływ gotówki…
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