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profit

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈprɒfɪt/
B2 money that you get from selling goods or services for more than they cost to produce or provide: a profit of $4.5 million It's very hard for a new business to make a profit in its first year.AccountingProfits and losses
Translations of “profit”
in Korean 이윤…
in Arabic رِبْح…
in French profit, bénéfice…
in Turkish kâr, kazanç…
in Italian profitto, utile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 利潤,盈利, 好處,益處…
in Russian прибыль, доход…
in Polish zysk…
in Spanish lucro, beneficio, ganancia…
in Portuguese lucro…
in German der Gewinn…
in Catalan guany(s), benefici(s)…
in Japanese 利益, 収益…
in Chinese (Simplified) 利润,盈利, 好处,益处…
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