Meaning of “financial” in the English Dictionary

"financial" in English

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uk /faɪˈnæn.ʃəl/ /fɪˈnæn.ʃəl/ us /faɪˈnæn.ʃəl/ /fəˈnæn.ʃəl/
adverb uk /faɪˈnæn.ʃəl.i/ /fɪˈnæn.ʃəl.i/ us /faɪˈnæn.ʃəl.i/ /fəˈnæn.ʃəl.i/


The project is not financially viable (= will not produce enough money).
He's still financially dependent on (= regularly receives money to live from) his parents.

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

"financial" in Business English

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financialadjective [ usually before noun ]

uk /faɪˈnænʃəl/ us

relating to money or the way money is managed:

financial stability/security/strength Independent agencies perform rigorous analysis in order to assign financial strength ratings to America's leading corporations.
financial advisor/planner/analyst She is a licensed financial advisor.
financial statements/accounts/report A certified financial statement from an auditor must be filed with the annual report.
financial problems/issues/difficulties Unable to overcome their financial difficulties, the company declared bankruptcy last year.

with the purpose or aim of making a profit, rather than for any other reason:

a financial buyer/investor This division, the most profitable in the group, is likely to appeal to a financial buyer.
Some of these companies have a financial interest in the pending legislation.
Our interest in the company is financial rather than strategic.

(Definition of “financial” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)