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Definition of payback period in English:


The length of time required for an investment to recover its initial outlay in terms of profits or savings: if insulation costs £110 and saves £55 a year, its payback period would be two years
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  • Getting any train operator on board for such investment would require a payback period possible in only a very long franchise.
  • The analyst first investigated the payback period, which was defined as the length of time required to recover the cost of an investment.
  • The payback period for investments in alternative energy sources is long.
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