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income

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈɪn.kʌm/ us  
B2 money that is earned from doing work or received from investments: Average incomes have risen by 4.5 percent over the past year. More help is needed for people on low incomes. I haven't had much income from my stocks and shares this year. a company's profit in a particular period of time: The company's income has greatly improved: profit rose more than 50 percent last year.
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in Korean 수입…
in Arabic دَخْل…
in French revenu…
in Turkish gelir, kazanç, irat…
in Italian entrate, reddito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 收入, 收益…
in Russian доход…
in Polish dochód…
in Spanish sueldo, salario…
in Portuguese renda…
in German das Einkommen…
in Catalan ingressos…
in Japanese 収入…
in Chinese (Simplified) 收入, 收益…
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