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disinvestment

[dis-in-vest-muh nt] /ˌdɪs ɪnˈvɛst mənt/
noun
1.
the withdrawal of invested funds or the cancellation of financial aid, subsidies, or investment plans, as in a property, neighborhood, or foreign country.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; disinvest + -ment
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Examples for disinvestment
  • disinvestment is not always the right way or method of doing things.
  • In general, the housing in this neighborhood suffers from disinvestment.
  • Population loss is often regarded as a proxy for disinvestment in an area.
  • Demolitions along the right-of-way continued the work that disinvestment had started.
  • We believe it will help contribute to more economic disinvestment in lower income neighborhoods, thus increasing poverty.
Word Origin and History for disinvestment
disinvestment
1938, first recorded in writings of J.M. Keynes.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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