Meaning of “subsidy” in the English Dictionary

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"subsidy" in British English

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subsidynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsʌb.sɪ.di/ us /ˈsʌb.sə.di/

C1 money given as part of the cost of something, to help or encourage it to happen:

The government is planning to abolish subsidies to farmers.

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"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

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"subsidy" in Business English

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subsidynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsʌbsɪdi/ us plural subsidies

money given by a government or an organization to reduce the cost of producing food, a product, etc. and to help to keep prices low:

provide/receive/get a subsidy
subsidy 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 feed costs.
The Energy Act provides billions 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)