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English definition of “bonus”

bonus

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbəʊnəs/
MONEY B2 an extra amount of money that you are given, especially because you have worked hard: All employees received a bonus of £500.Earning money and money earned
SOMETHING PLEASANT B2 another pleasant thing in addition to something you were expecting: The sunny weather was an added bonus.Advantage and disadvantage
(Definition of bonus from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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