financial

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

finance +‎ -ial

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /faɪˈnænʃəl/, /fɪˈnænʃəl/
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AdjectiveEdit

financial (not comparable)

  1. Related to finances.
    For financial reasons, we're not going to be able to continue to fund this program.
    • 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
      Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. [] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
    • 2019 January 18, Charles Hugh Smith, The West's Descent into 'Cultural Revolution'[1]:
      A Cultural Revolution is a movement designed to preserve the political and financial power of a ruling elite by social rather than political or financial means.
  2. Having dues and fees paid up to date for a club or society.
    Jerry is a financial member of the club.

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with fiscal, which means more narrowly “pertaining to a treasury, particularly to government spending and revenue”, rather than to money generally.

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