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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.turn a profit to begin to earn a profit: He’s been in business five years, but has not yet turned a 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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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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