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payback periodnoun [C or U]

uk   us  
the ​amount of ​time it ​takes to get back the ​amount of ​moneyoriginally invested in something
(Definition of payback period from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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payback periodnoun [C]

uk   us   FINANCE
(also payback) the ​time taken to get back the ​amount originally ​invested in something: Investors will see a swift ​return, with a payback ​period of between a ​year and 18 months.
the ​amount of ​time that you are given to ​pay back a ​loan: Annual ​percentageratesvary from 23% to about 78%, depending on ​amountborrowed and payback ​period.
(Definition of payback period from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “payback period”
in Chinese (Simplified) (投资)回收期…
in Chinese (Traditional) (投資)回收期…
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