for-profit

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

for + profit; see earlier not-for-profit, non-profit.

Adjective[edit]

for-profit ‎(not comparable)

  1. (of an organization) For the purpose of making money, especially in relation to an organisation that was not formerly, or is not usually, run to make money.
    • 2015, Chris Lehmann, ‘The Candidates’, London Review of Books, vol. 37 no. 12:
      Florida being Florida, all that energetic for-profit concerns had to do was set up non-profit shell companies as nominal administrators.

Noun[edit]

for-profit ‎(plural for-profits)

  1. An organization whose goal is to make a profit.