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profitable

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Pronunciation: /ˈprɒfɪtəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of profitable in English:

adjective

1(Of a business or activity) yielding profit or financial gain: a professionally run and profitable company the investments were extremely profitable
More example sentences
  • Merchants and financiers soon realized that investing in science could be a profitable business.
  • Farming is still profitable in spite of a sharp increase in the prices of agricultural inputs.
  • We follow him as he tries to turn this dream into reality, and turn the farm into a profitable business.
Synonyms
2Beneficial; useful: he’d had a profitable day
More example sentences
  • Noor said that she was merely taking advantage of a potentially profitable situation.
  • Cultural solutions are more valuable and profitable than technological solutions.
  • This paper prompted useful discussion, though the main discussion session was less profitable.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from the verb profiter (see profit).

Derivatives

profitability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • That may be based on their profitability, asset value or ability to pay future dividends.
  • Toyota said the increase in production will benefit its profitability in Europe.
  • That profitability may attract the attention of other potential buyers, not just Sony.

profitably

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The club has been in existence and has operated profitably to all our advantage for the past 57 years.
  • Analysis of propaganda would more profitably benefit by examination of intentions.
  • The examples we raise can profitably integrate social work with indigenous cultural practices.

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