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
The university would make money if the investments were profitable.
But the repayment of debt requires money made by the profitable production and
  sale of goods and services.
Profitable business operations may hide activities that add no benefit to the
  bottom line.
After all, collusion is a profitable side business that sometimes involves even
  the senior officials at a utility.
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