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English

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Pronunciation

fi·nance

  • AHD: /fīnăns/
  • IPA: /ˈfaɪ.næns/, /fəˈnæns/

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Etymology

From Middle French finance, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] financius

Noun

Singular
finance

Plural
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finance ({{{1}}})
  1. The management of money and other assets.
  2. The science of management of money and other assets.
  3. In plural (finances), the monetary resources, especially those of a public entity or a company.

Usage notes

4th Century BCE - Aristotle - Politics, Book I, Part XI,

"And statesmen as well ought to know these things; for a state is often as much in want of money and of such devices for obtaining it as a household, or even more so; hence some public men devote themselves entirely to finance."

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Verb

Infinitive
to finance

Third person singular
financ

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to finance (third-person singular simple present financ, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To provide or obtain funding for a transaction or undertaking.
    His parents financed his college education.
    He financed his home purchase through a local credit union.

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Related terms

References

  • finance” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • finance” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • finance” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.
  • "finance" in the Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version), K Dictionaries limited, 2000-2006.

French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] financius

Noun

finance f. (plural finances)

  1. finance

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