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investment

noun
 
 
/ɪnˈvestmənt/
MONEY [C, U] B2 the money that you put in a bank, business, etc in order to make a profit, or the act of doing this: Businesses need to increase their investment in new technology.Savings, interest and capitalFinancial investments and the stock market
FOR THE FUTURE [C] B2 something that you do or have, in order to have more in the future: Going to college is an investment in the future.Collecting and amassing
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