Bottom Line Definition

bŏtəm-līn
bottomline
noun
The lowest line of the earnings report of a company, on which net profit per share of stock is shown.
Webster's New World
Profits or losses, as of a business.
Webster's New World
The basic or most important factor, consideration, meaning, etc.
Webster's New World
The final or ultimate statement, decision, etc.
Webster's New World
The main or essential point.
American Heritage
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adjective
Concerned exclusively with costs and profits.
Bottom-line issues.
American Heritage
Ruthlessly realistic; pragmatic.
A bottom-line political strategy.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Bottom Line

Noun

Singular:
bottom line
Plural:
bottom-lines

Origin of Bottom Line

  • A reference to the literal bottom line of an income statement or other accounting record.

    From Wiktionary

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