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Meaning of “pension” in the English Dictionary

"pension" in British English

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pensionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpen.ʃən/
B2 an ​amount of ​moneypaidregularly by the ​government or a ​privatecompany to a ​person who does not ​work any more because they are too ​old or have ​becomeill: US a government pensionUK a state pension. He won't be ​able to draw (= ​receive) his pension until he's 65.

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

"pension" in American English

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pensionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpen·ʃən/
a ​sum of ​moneypaidregularly to a ​person who has ​retired (= ​stoppedworking because of having ​reached a ​certainage)
(Definition of pension from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pension" in Business English

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pensionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpenʃən/
a ​regularincomepaid by a ​government or a ​financialorganization to someone who no ​longerworks, usually because of their age or ​health: comfortable/decent/generous pension They receive a generous pension, typically 75% of last ​paydrawn.pension plan/scheme Her new ​joboffers a ​company pension ​scheme. Any pension ​contributions you ​pay into your ​planqualify for ​taxrelief. According to the ​report, ​CEOs received an ​average of $1.3 million in pension ​benefits last ​year.final-salary/index-linked pension If you want an ​index-linked pension, which will ​rise in ​line with ​inflation, you will get less to ​start with. draw/​pay/receive a pension a full/​small pension
(Definition of pension from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pension”
in Korean 연금…
in Arabic تَقاعُد…
in Malaysian duit pencen…
in French pension, rente…
in Russian пенсия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 養老金, 退休金, 撫恤金…
in Italian pensione…
in Turkish emekli maaşı/aylığı…
in Polish emerytura, renta…
in Spanish pensión…
in Vietnamese lương hưu…
in Portuguese pensão…
in Thai เงินบำนาญ…
in German die Pension…
in Catalan pensió…
in Japanese 年金, 恩給…
in Chinese (Simplified) 养老金, 退休金, 抚恤金…
in Indonesian pensiun…
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