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return on capital employednoun [C or U]

uk   us   ( abbreviation ROCE)
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING a company's ​profit for a particular ​period compared with the ​amount of ​capitalinvested in it. This ​shows how ​effectively the ​company is using the ​amount of ​capitalinvested in it to make a ​profit: The company's ​return on ​capitalemployed has ​declinedsteadily in the last three ​years.
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