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profit

noun uk   /ˈprɒf.ɪt/ us    /ˈprɑː.fɪt/
B2 [C or U] money that is earned in trade or business, after paying the costs of producing and selling goods and services: She makes a big profit from selling waste material to textile companies. A year ago the Tokyo company had a pretax profit of 35 million yen. Company profits are down on last year's figures. You don't expect to make much profit within the first couple of years of setting up a company. He sold his house at a huge profit. [U] the good result or advantage that can be achieved by a particular action or activity: There's no profit to be gained from endlessly discussing whose fault it was.
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