Investment Definition

ĭn-vĕstmənt
investments
noun
investments
An investing or being invested.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Property or another possession acquired for future financial return or benefit.
American Heritage
The amount invested.
Webster's New World
The investing of money.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
divestment
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A commitment of dollars for a period of time with the expectation or hope of receiving future payments that will cover any inflation and compensate the investor for the time that the funds are committed and the uncertainty of any future return. An investment may be made by any person or entity, including corporations, pension funds, or a government, and be made in land, equipment, stocks, bonds, commodities, or any other financial instrument.
Webster's New World Finance

Other Word Forms of Investment

Noun

Singular:
investment
Plural:
investments

Origin of Investment

  • invest +‎ -ment

    From Wiktionary

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