investment

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Investment is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
investment

Plural
investments

  1. (countable & uncountable) Investment is the use of money, time, or effort to make a profit.
    The economic Development Board, set up in 1961 to promote foreign investment in Singapore, has attracted money from around the world.
  2. (countable & uncountable) Your investment is the money, time, or effort you use to make a profit.
    Often you'll have to wait for years before you can get even part of your investment back.
    Buying an old laptop is a bad investment because a new technology is better.

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