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profit center

noun
1.
a segment of a business organization that has a profitable base independent of the business as a whole.
2.
any source of profit.
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  • Gas supply is not a profit center for the local distribution company.
  • We want entrepreneurs to see space as a major new profit center.
  • Developed and managed a new profit center, making significant financial contributions to company revenue.

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