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English definition of “financial”


adjective [usually before noun]     /faɪˈnænʃəl/
relating to money or the way money is managed : financial stability/security/strength Independent agencies perform rigorous analysis in order to assign financial strength ratings to America's leading corporations . financial advisor/planner/analyst She is a licensed financial advisor .financial statements/accounts/report A certified financial statement from an auditor must be filed with the annual report .financial problems/issues/difficulties Unable to overcome their financial difficulties , the company declared bankruptcy last year .
with the purpose or aim of making a profit , rather than for any other reason : a financial buyer/investor This division , the most profitable in the group , is likely to appeal to a financial buyer . Some of these companies have a financial interest in the pending legislation . Our interest in the company is financial rather than strategic .
→ See also financially, financials
(Definition of financial adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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