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"earnings" in British English

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earningsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈɜː.nɪŋz/ us   /ˈɝː.nɪŋz/
B2 the amount of money that someone is paid for working: Average earnings for skilled workers are rising.
a company's profits in a particular period: Sun Microsystems reported earnings that were slightly better than the market had been expecting.

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

"earnings" in American English

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earningsplural noun

us   /ˈɜr·nɪŋz/
the amount of money that you are paid for the work you do, or the profit that a company makes
(Definition of earnings from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"earnings" in Business English

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earningsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈɜːnɪŋz/ us  
FINANCE a company's or industry's profits in a particular period: Earnings from record sales topped £5 million.lower/strong/record earnings It was one of the few companies that showed strong earnings. Sun Microsystems reported earnings that were slightly better than the market had been expecting. expected/forecast earnings
HR, WORKPLACE the money that a person makes for the work that they do: Family credit is reduced as earnings rise. They are suing each other for loss of earnings. weekly/monthly earnings
(Definition of earnings from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “earnings”
in Chinese (Simplified) 薪水,工资…
in Turkish kazanç, gelir, ücret…
in Russian заработок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 薪水,工資…
in Polish zarobki…
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“earnings” in Business English

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