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"ear" in British English

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

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earnoun [C]

 us   /ɪər/
  • ear noun [C] (BODY PART)

either of the two organs in the head by which people or animals hear sounds, or the part of this organ that is outside the head
  • ear noun [C] (PLANT PART)

the top part of a grain plant, such as wheat, which contains the seeds: an ear of corn
(Definition of ear from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"EAR" in Business English

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EARnoun [C]

abbreviation for Effective Annual Rate: the rate of interest paid on an investment or a loan in one year that includes compound interest (= interest calculated on both the amount of money and the interest added to it): The bank's overdraft rate is 0.94% (11.9% EAR).
(Definition of EAR from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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