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Definition 1: the commercial activity of providing funds and capital - [noun denoting act]

(finance is a kind of ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(... is a kind of finance ) the financial activities of corporation

(... is a kind of finance ) the act of financing

(... is a kind of finance ) large and complex financial transactions (often used with the implication that those individuals or institutions who engage in them are unethical)

(... is a kind of finance ) the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

(... is a kind of finance ) financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares

(... is a kind of finance ) transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.

Definition 2: the management of money and credit and banking and investments - [noun denoting act]

(finance is a kind of ...) the act of managing something

"he was given overall management of the program" "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

(... is a kind of finance ) engaging in the business of keeping money for savings and checking accounts or for exchange or for issuing loans and credit etc.

(finance belongs to category ...) the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

Definition 3: the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets - [noun denoting cognition]

(finance is a kind of ...) the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management

(finance is the domain which ... is member of) the management of money and credit and banking and investments

(finance is the domain which ... is member of) any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)

(finance is the domain which ... is member of) (finance) an account of the net value of a business at a specified date

(finance is the domain which ... is member of) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation

(finance is the domain which ... is member of) holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices

"is long on coffee" "a long position in gold"

(finance is the domain which ... is member of) not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices

"a short sale" "short in cotton"

(finance is the domain which ... is member of) without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold

"he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"

Definition 4: obtain or provide money for - [verb of possession]

Samples where finance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can we finance the addition to our home?

(finance is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(... is a kind of finance ) help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money

(... is a kind of finance ) support financial backing for

"back this enterprise"

(... is a kind of finance ) renew the financing of

(... is a kind of finance ) convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds

Definition 5: sell or provide on credit - [verb of possession]

(finance is a kind of ...) accounting: enter as credit

"We credit your account with $100"

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