ETYM Old Eng. acount, account, accompt, Old Fren. acont, from aconter. Related to Account, Count.
1. A formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services; SYN. business relationship.
2. A statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance;SYN. accounting, account statement.
3. Importance or value.
4. The quality of taking advantage.
5. A record or narrative description of past events
6. A short account of the news
7. Importance or value
8. The act of informing by verbal report
9. The quality of taking advantage
ETYM Old Eng. avantage, avauntage, French avantage, from avant before. Related to Advance, Vantage.
The quality of having a superior or more favorable position; SYN. vantage.
Benefit resulting from some event or action
1. The act of catching an object with the hands; SYN. grab, snatch, snap.
2. The quantity that was caught; SYN. haul.
3. A fastener that fastens or locks a door or window.
4. A hidden drawback
5. A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect; SYN. match.
6. A restraint that checks the motion of something; SYN. stop.
7. Anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
8. A cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
9. A break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion).
The amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating.
The amount of amplification used in an electrical circuit. Gain is usually measured in decibels, but it can also be expressed as the ratio of output power to input power.
In electronics, the ratio of the amplitude of the output signal produced by an amplifier to that of the input signal. In a voltage amplifier the voltage gain is the ratio of the output voltage to the input voltage; in an inverting operational amplifier (op-amp) it is equal to the ratio of the resistance of the feedback resistor to that of the input resistor.
The increase in the amplitude of a signal, as of voltage, current, or power, that is produced by a circuit. Gain can be expressed as a factor or in decibels. See also decibel.
1. The total amount brought in
2. The net amount received (as for a check or from an insurance settlement) after deduction of any discount or charges
3. That which comes forth or results; effect; yield; issue; product; sum accruing from a sale, etc.
ETYM French, from Latin profectus advance, progress, profit, from profectum. Related to Proficient.
The advantageous quality of being beneficial; SYN. gain.
Amount by which total revenue exceeds total cost. It is the reward for risk-taking for stockholders in a business organization. Gross profit is the difference between sales revenue and the direct cost of production. Net profit is total revenue minus total direct and indirect cost (for example, overheads, the cost of running the business).
Normal profit is the profit needed to keep a firm from switching its resources into the production of other goods and services. Abnormal profit is profit earned over and above normal profit. Pre-tax profit is profit before corporation tax and any other taxes on profit have been paid; post-tax profit is profit after tax. Retained profit is profit not distributed to stockholders but kept back to invest in the business.
1. A coming to or returning home; SYN. homecoming.
2. The act of returning to a prior location
3. The occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction; SYN. coming back.
4. The income arising from land or other property; SYN. issue, proceeds, take, takings, yield, payoff.
5. A reciprocal group action; SYN. paying back, getting even.
An amount of a product; SYN. fruit.
The energy released by a nuclear explosion.
In finance, the annual percentage return from an investment; on ordinary shares it is the dividend expressed as a percentage.