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"finance" in British English

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financenoun

uk   /ˈfaɪ.næns/ us   /ˈfaɪ.næns/
B2 [U] (the management of) a supply of money: corporate/personal/public finance the minister of finance/the finance minister You need to speak to someone in the finance department. The finance committee controls the school's budget.
finances [plural]

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B2 the money that a person or company has: We keep a tight control on the organization's finances.UK informal My finances won't run to (= I do not have enough money to buy) a new car this year.

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financeverb [T]

uk   /ˈfaɪ.næns/ us   /ˈfaɪ.næns/
B2 to provide the money needed for something to happen: The city council has refused to finance the project.

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

"finance" in American English

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financenoun

us   /fəˈnæns, ˈfɑɪ·næns/
the management of money, or the money belonging to a person, group, or organization: [U] corporate/personal finance [pl] the city’s finances
financial
adjective [not gradable] us   /fəˈnæn·ʃəl, fɑɪ-/
financial problems
financially
adverb [not gradable] us   /fəˈnæn·ʃə·li, fɑɪ-/
We’re in fairly good shape financially.
(Definition of finance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"finance" in Business English

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financenoun

uk   /ˈfaɪnæns/ us  
[U] UK also financing money borrowed from an investor, bank, organization, etc. in order to pay for something: raise/get/obtain finance Other ways of raising finance include equity release on a home and flexible mortgages.arrange/provide/offer finance for sth The state-owned bank provides finance for buying homes.require/need/seek finance All of these strategies required finance.
[U] the activity or business of managing money, especially for a company or government: finance industry/sector Employment is expected to grow in finance, insurance, real estate, trade and services industries.finance minister/director/committee The finance director reported a 3% rise in sales.
[U] ECONOMICS the study of the way money is used and managed in the economy: There, he studied corporate finance and learned how to read income statements and balance sheets.
finances
[plural] money that is available for a person, company, government, etc. to use, and the way that it is used: manage/control/handle your finances Many customers use online banking services to manage their finances.personal/public/government finances Recession and ill-judged tax cuts have put extra strain on the public finances.
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financeverb

uk   /ˈfaɪnæns/ us  
[T] to provide or lend the money needed to pay for something : finance a project/development/programme 20% of the budget has been set aside to help finance the project.be financed by/with/through Corporate acquisitions will likely be financed through the issuance of high-yield bonds.
(Definition of finance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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