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financial

[fi-nan-shuh l, fahy-] /fɪˈnæn ʃəl, faɪ-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to monetary receipts and expenditures; pertaining or relating to money matters; pecuniary:
financial operations.
2.
of or pertaining to those commonly engaged in dealing with money and credit.
noun
3.
financials, financial information or data about a company, as balance sheets and price-earnings ratio.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; finance + -ial
Related forms
financially, adverb
nonfinancial, adjective
nonfinancially, adverb
prefinancial, adjective
quasi-financial, adjective
quasi-financially, adverb
Synonyms
1. Financial, fiscal, monetary, pecuniary refer to matters concerned with money. Financial usually refers to money matters or transactions of some size or importance: a financial wizard. Fiscal is used especially in connection with government funds, or those of any organization: the end of the fiscal year. Monetary relates especially to money as such: a monetary system or standard. Pecuniary refers to money as used in making ordinary payments: a pecuniary obligation or reward.
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Examples for financial
  • The favorable business climate has particularly spurred growth in banking and financial services.
  • News about counterfeit money and financial instruments.
  • Personal finance tools have long played a couple of roles: money manager and financial product advocate.
  • Base your decision on the amount of money you're spending, your tolerance for financial risk, and the cost of the policy.
  • My previous husband was financial secure, which enabled me to do more with my own money.
  • Online college courses have proliferated, and so have financial aid scams.
  • Federal financial aid for the nation's neediest students may be on the chopping block.
  • Advances in communications technology created big financial centres.
  • Experts point to isolation, financial distress and lack of psychological services as contributing factors.
  • Yet despite large museums' financial advantage, small, esoteric museums have held on tenaciously.
British Dictionary definitions for financial

financial

/fɪˈnænʃəl; faɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to finance or finances
2.
of or relating to persons who manage money, capital, or credit
3.
(Austral & NZ, informal) having money; in funds
4.
(Austral & NZ) (of a club member) fully paid-up
Derived Forms
financially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for financial
financial
1760s, from finance + -al (1). Related: Financially.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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