profitable

[prof-i-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
yielding profit; remunerative: a profitable deal.
2.
beneficial or useful.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English; see profit, -able

profitability, profitableness, noun
profitably, adverb
nonprofitability, noun
nonprofitable, adjective
nonprofitablely, adverb
nonprofitableness, noun
subprofitable, adjective
subprofitableness, noun
subprofitably, adverb


2. advantageous, valuable, helpful.
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profitable (ˈprɒfɪtəbəl)
 
adj
affording gain, benefit, or profit
 
'profitably
 
adv
 
'profitableness
 
n
 
profita'bility
 
n

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Example sentences
He agrees that there are many factors that affect the profitability of sheep
  farming.
The program is designed and operated to improve the demand for and
  profitability of cotton.
When corporations reward profitability no matter how that is achieved.
However, science would then have to take a back seat to economics and
  profitability.
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