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"income" in British English

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incomenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.kʌm/
B2 money that is ​earned from doing ​work or ​received from investments: Average incomes have ​risen by 4.5 ​percent over the past ​year. More ​help is ​needed for ​people on low incomes. I haven't had much income from my ​stocks and ​shares this ​year. a company's ​profit in a ​particularperiod of ​time: The company's income has ​greatlyimproved: ​profitrose more than 50 ​percent last ​year.
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(Definition of income from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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incomenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɪn·kʌm, -kəm/
money that is ​earned from doing ​work or ​received from investments
(Definition of income from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"income" in Business English

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incomenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈɪŋkʌm/ ECONOMICS, FINANCE, ACCOUNTING, WORKPLACE
moneyearned by a ​person, ​company, ​government, etc. over particular ​period of ​time: an income of To ​qualify, you must have an income of $24,000 or less.earn/have/receive (an) income Your ​hobby could become a ​part-time way of ​earning income.generate/provide (an) income Some 40,000 ​farm families ​generate income from apple ​growing.income from/on sth More than 35% of ​personalrevenue came from income on ​earnedinterest-bearingaccounts. family/​household income annual/monthly/​quarterly incomeafter-tax/pre-tax/post-tax income We were pleased to see ​revenues and pre-tax income ​improve for the second ​consecutivequarter. a high/​low income additional/​extra income current/future income a regular/​steady income pension/​retirement income She received rental income of about £12,000 a ​year from the ​property. For many ​students, summer ​jobs are their source of income for the ​upcoming school ​year.
(Definition of income from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “income”
in Korean 수입…
in Arabic دَخْل…
in Malaysian pendapatan…
in French revenu…
in Russian доход…
in Chinese (Traditional) 收入, 收益…
in Italian entrate, reddito…
in Turkish gelir, kazanç, irat…
in Polish dochód…
in Spanish sueldo, salario…
in Vietnamese thu nhập…
in Portuguese renda…
in Thai รายได้…
in German das Einkommen…
in Catalan ingressos…
in Japanese 収入…
in Chinese (Simplified) 收入, 收益…
in Indonesian penghasilan…
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