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Meaning of “saving” in the English Dictionary

"saving" in British English

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savingnoun

uk   us   /ˈseɪ.vɪŋ/
savings [plural]

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B2 the ​money that you ​keep in an ​account in a ​bank or ​similarfinancialorganization: He ​spent all his savings on an ​expensivecar.
C1 [C] an ​amount of ​money that you do not need to ​spend: You can makehuge savings (= ​save a lot of ​money) by ​buyingfood in ​bulk.

-savingsuffix

uk   us   /-seɪ.vɪŋ/
(Definition of saving from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"-saving" in Business English

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-savingsuffix

used to describe something that ​allows you to use less of a particular thing: The ​card comes complete with two money-savingoffers. energy-saving ​features/​materials/​technologies a time-saving ​device

savingnoun

uk   us   /ˈseɪvɪŋ/
[C] an ​amount of something that you do not use or ​spend: Their intention is to ​keepcosts down and this saving can be ​passed on to ​customers.a saving/savings on sth The ​companyclaims to be able to ​deliver savings on ​cars of as much as 50%.make a saving/make savings Young ​drivers can make considerable savings on their ​carinsurance by taking a few simple ​steps.
savings [plural] BANKING, FINANCE money that you ​keep, usually in a ​bankaccount, instead of ​spending it: Savers should ​askbranches if they could make more ​money by ​moving their savings into newer ​accounts.
[U] BANKING, FINANCE the ​activity of ​keepingmoney so that you can use it in the future: We ​try to teach children the ​importance of regular saving. The ​currentvoluntarysystem is unlikely to ​deliver a ​solution to the problem of ​inadequatepension saving.
[U] ECONOMICS a ​situation in which ​totalincome is greater than ​moneyspent: domestic/household saving The resulting ​decline in ​economicgrowth should of ​course be blamed on the ​lowrate of ​domestic saving and not on the ​fallingdollar. National saving would be unaffected by the ​reform.
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(Definition of -saving from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “saving”
in Chinese (Simplified) 能节省…的, 可以节约…的…
in Turkish kazanç, tasarruf…
in Russian экономия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能節省…的, 可以節約…的…
in Polish oszczędność…
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