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subsidy

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsʌbsɪdi/ ( plural subsidies)
money given by a government or an organization to reduce the cost of producing food, a product, etc. and to help to keep prices low: government/public/state subsidies agricultural/export/farm subsidies provide/receive/get a subsidysubsidy on/for sth The program provides traditional subsidies for commodities like wheat, corn, and cotton.subsidy of sth Those with livestock are given subsidies of 50% on feed costs. The Energy Act provides billions of dollars in subsidies for the nuclear, oil, gas and coal industries.cut/eliminate/reduce subsidies The government has cut subsidies on electricity and petrol.
→  See also tax subsidy
Translations of “subsidy”
in Spanish subsidio, subvención…
in French subvention…
in German die Subvention…
in Chinese (Traditional) 補助金, 津貼,補貼…
in Russian субсидия, дотация…
in Turkish yardım, ek ödeme, ödenek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 补助金, 津贴,补贴…
in Polish dotacja…
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