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English definition of “profitable”

profitable

adjective     /ˈprɒfɪtəbl/
MONEY B2 making or likely to make a profit : a profitable business Profits and losses
USEFUL B2 useful or likely to give you an advantage : a profitable discussion Useful or advantageous
profitability     /ˌprɒfɪtəˈbɪlɪti/ noun [U] profitably adverb
(Definition of profitable adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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