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"endowment" in British English

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endowmentnoun

uk   /ɪnˈdaʊ.mənt/ us   /ɪnˈdaʊ.mənt/
(Definition of endowment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"endowment" in American English

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endowmentnoun [C]

us   /ɪnˈdɑʊ·mənt/
a gift of money that will provide an income for a college or university, a hospital, or other organization: We are trying to set up an endowment to support the library.
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"endowment" in Business English

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endowmentnoun

/ɪnˈdaʊmənt/ uk   us  
[C or U] SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY money that is given to a college, hospital, etc. in order to provide it with an income, or the giving of this money: an endowment for sth The Las Vegas millionaire pledged $10 million for the project and an endowment for the school. An endowment of $11.3 billion.
[C] also endowment assurance, endowment policy INSURANCE a type of insurance in which you pay a regular amount of money over a particular period of time, or until you die, after which the insurance company pays an amount of money: We always aimed to ensure that customers understood that the eventual value of an endowment was not guaranteed. I was advised to take out an endowment.
[C] PROPERTY an endowment mortgage : He was unhappy about the way he had been sold a mortgage endowment.
(Definition of endowment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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