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[mon-i-ter-ee, muhn-] /ˈmɒn ɪˌtɛr i, ˈmʌn-/
of or relating to the coinage or currency of a country.
of or relating to money; pecuniary:
The necklace has sentimental as opposed to monetary value.
Origin of monetary
1795-1805; < Late Latin monētārius. See money, -ary
Related forms
[mon-i-tair-uh-lee, muhn-, mon-i-ter-uh-lee, muhn-] /ˌmɒn ɪˈtɛər ə li, ˌmʌn-, ˈmɒn ɪˌtɛr ə li, ˈmʌn-/ (Show IPA),
nonmonetary, adjective
premonetary, adjective
unmonetary, adjective
1. See financial. Unabridged
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  • monetarily, it's hardly worth keeping, except as a historic collector's item worth thousands of dollars.
  • They are making the biggest sacrifices of anyone, both monetarily and playing-style wise.
  • If they get in trouble monetarily there are laws that have been set forth for years to handle those situations.
  • Uncertainty cannot be ameliorated by stimulus, either monetarily or through direct government spending.
  • The penny has great importance symbolically and monetarily to our country and citizens.
  • In a monetarily sovereign nation, taxpayers do not pay for federal spending.
  • If you monetarily qualify for unemployment benefits.
  • Remember to file on time even if your claim is monetarily ineligible or if you are filing a protest.
  • The claimant must be determined eligible both monetarily and non-monetarily.
  • monetarily, leasing is a win-win situation for taxpayers.
British Dictionary definitions for monetarily


/ˈmʌnɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
of or relating to money or currency
of or relating to monetarism: a monetary policy
Derived Forms
monetarily, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin monētārius, from Latin monētamoney
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Word Origin and History for monetarily



"pertaining to money," 1802, from Late Latin monetarius "pertaining to money," originally "of a mint," from Latin moneta "mint, coinage" (see money). Related: Monetarily.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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