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finance +‎ -ial


  • IPA(key): /faɪˈnænʃəl/, /fɪˈnænʃəl/
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financial (not comparable)

  1. Related to finances.
    For financial reasons, we're not going to be able to continue to fund this program.
    • 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
      Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. [] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
  2. Having dues and fees paid up to date for a club or society.
    Jerry is a financial member of the club.

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Not to be confused with fiscal, which means more narrowly “pertaining to a treasury, particularly to government spending and revenue”, rather than to money generally.

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