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dearness allowancenoun [U]

uk   /ˈdɪə.nəs əˌlaʊ.əns/  us   /ˈdɪr.nəs əˌlaʊ.əns/ Indian English
an ​amount of ​money that is ​added to a person's ​basicpay or pension because of ​risingprices and other ​costs: Giving ​relief to ​itsemployees and ​pensioners from ​inflation, the ​centralgovernmentannounced a seven ​percentagepointincrease in dearness ​allowance.
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