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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 ​skilledworkers are ​rising.
a company's ​profits in a ​particularperiod: Sun Microsystems reported earnings that were ​slightlybetter than the ​market had been ​expecting.

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

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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   us   /ˈɜːnɪŋz/
FINANCE a company's or industry's ​profits in a particular ​period: Earnings from recordsalestopped £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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