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noun [C]
 
 
/fʌnd/ FINANCE
money invested in a range of shares, bonds, etc. often along with other investors' money: The proposed performance table requires disclosure of a fund's returns for fiscal year periods. The fund's performance is linked to swings in gas prices, which are difficult to predict. fund shares/shareholders →  See also investment fund
an amount of money saved or collected for a particular purpose: set up/establish a fund The government set up an emergency fund to help disaster victims.
an organization that collects and manages an amount of money for investing in a particular purpose: the European Regional Development Fund
funds [plural] the financial resources that a business, organization, or project has available: raise/provide/generate funds A new shares issue was launched to raise funds for the acquisition.sufficient/insufficient funds Experts have criticized the Government for committing insufficient funds to the state pension. obtain/receive/secure funds be short of/run out of/need funds
→  See also accumulated fund , authorized investment fund , balanced fund , bank guarantee fund , bond fund , broker-dealer fund , closed-end fund , commodity fund , contingency fund , deposit protection fund , depreciation fund , discretionary fund , dual-purpose fund , equity fund , ethical fund , fed funds , general-purpose fund , go-go fund , growth fund , guarantee fund , hedge fund , investment fund , income fund , index fund , institutional fund , investment fund , life fund , long-term funds , managed fund , money fund , money market fund , mutual fund , no-load fund , investment fund , pension fund , performance fund , provident fund , reserve fund , revolving fund , shareholders' funds , short-term funds , sinking fund , slush fund , state funds , stock fund , strike fund , tracker fund , trust fund , umbrella fund , value fund , vulture fund
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