payback

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pay +‎ back, from the verb phrase.

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payback (usually uncountable, plural paybacks)

  1. (uncountable) An act of revenge.
    They beat us last year, so this year's win was payback.
  2. (countable) A benefit, reward, a form of recompense.
    • 2009 February 2, Carol Goar, “You can help cleaners earn decent wages”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      They identify three tangible paybacks.
  3. A return on investment
  4. (rare) A refund, reimbursement

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