- 1An economy of or reduction in money, time, or another resource: this resulted in a considerable saving in development costsMore example sentences
- The reduction for two is based on the saving in postage costs.
- All this means that eliminating tuition is a real financial possibility, given the saving in administration and financial assistance that would result.
- For example, if an engineer constructed a project overall within budget and made a saving in nine out of ten items within the bill, he received no bonus or award.
- 2 (usually one's savings) The money one has saved, especially through a bank or official scheme: the agents were cheating them out of their life savingsMore example sentences
- Some who have followed this route have lost not only their redundancy money but their life savings.
- Folks got more and more greedy, throwing their life savings and retirement money into the market.
- Pension holders risk losing their life savings if their employer goes bust, the pensions advisory service has warned.
- 3 Law A reservation; an exception.More example sentences
- Special savings apply to protect chemists and dentists from this prohibition.
- None of these savings is relevant to Miss Robinson's case.
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Use savings in the modifying position (savings bank, savings bond) and when referring to money saved in a bank: your savings are fully insured . When speaking of an act of saving, as when one obtains a discount on a purchase, the preferred form is saving: with this coupon you will receive a saving of $3 (not a savings of $3 ).