Meaning of “dearness allowance” in the English Dictionary

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"dearness allowance" in British English

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dearness allowancenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdɪə.nəs əˌlaʊ.əns/ us /ˈdɪr.nəs əˌlaʊ.əns/ Indian English

an amount of money that is added to a person's basic pay or pension because of rising prices and other costs:

(Definition of “dearness allowance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)