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Syllabification: mon·e·tar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈmänəˌterē

Definition of monetary in English:


Of or relating to money or currency: documents with little or no monetary value
More example sentences
  • Various economists were critical about monetary union for basically two reasons.
  • It seems as if they have never heard anything about the monetary theory of the trade cycle.
  • Yet this is a problem for that firm, not a problem with the monetary system as a whole.


early 19th century: from French monétaire or late Latin monetarius, from Latin moneta 'money'.



Pronunciation: /-ˌte(ə)rəlē/
Example sentences
  • International Unions have monetarily supported political candidates that have openly supported free trade agreements that have cost thousands if not millions of good jobs.
  • As many barn owners would tell you, the cost of maintaining historic structures is high, not only monetarily but also as an investment of time and hard work.
  • Indeed, according to the Talmud, if you embarrass someone you have an obligation to compensate him monetarily, just the same as if you injured that person or damaged his property.

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