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Investment Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
  • the act of putting on robes or vestments
  • the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
  • outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
  • money that is invested with an expectation of profit

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit ,
  • money that is invested with an expectation of profit ,
  • outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism ,
  • the act of putting on robes or vestments ,
  • the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank

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Investment Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Investment or investing means that an asset is bought, or that money is put into a bank to get a future interest from it. Investment is total amount of money spent by a shareholder in buying shares of a company. In economic managment sciences, investments means longer-term savings.

It is a term used in business management, finance and economics, related to saving or deferring consumption. Literally, the word means the "action of putting something in to somewhere else" (perhaps originally related to a person's garment or 'vestment').



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'Investment' example sentence in quotations


* There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. - Mark Twain

* If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin

* An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin


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Investment Sample Sentences in News


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