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"subsidy" in British English

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subsidynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsʌb.sɪ.di/
C1 money given as ​part of the ​cost of something, to ​help or ​encourage it to ​happen: The ​companyreceived a ​substantialgovernment subsidy. The ​government is ​planning to ​abolish subsidies tofarmers.

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

"subsidy" in American English

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subsidynoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌb·sə·di/
money given as ​part of the ​cost of something to ​help or ​encourage it to ​happen: export subsidies farm subsidies
(Definition of subsidy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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subsidynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsʌbsɪdi/ (plural subsidies)
money given by a ​government or an ​organization to ​reduce the ​cost of ​producingfood, a ​product, etc. and to ​help to ​keeppriceslow: government/​public/​state subsidies agricultural/​export/​farm subsidies provide/receive/get a subsidysubsidy on/for sth The ​program provides traditional subsidies for ​commodities like wheat, corn, and cotton.subsidy of sth Those with ​livestock are given subsidies of 50% on ​feedcosts. The Energy ​Actprovidesbillions of ​dollars in subsidies for the ​nuclear, ​oil, ​gas and coal ​industries.cut/eliminate/reduce subsidies The ​government has ​cut subsidies on electricity and ​petrol.
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(Definition of subsidy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “subsidy”
in Spanish subsidio, subvención…
in Vietnamese tiền trợ cấp…
in Malaysian subsidi…
in Thai เงินสนับสนุน…
in French subvention…
in German die Subvention…
in Chinese (Simplified) 补助金, 津贴,补贴…
in Turkish yardım, ek ödeme, ödenek…
in Russian субсидия, дотация…
in Indonesian subsidi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 補助金, 津貼,補貼…
in Polish dotacja…
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