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return on investment

the amount of profit, before tax and after depreciation, from an investment made, usually expressed as a percentage of the original total cost invested.
Abbreviation: ROI. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When it comes to approving funding for projects, policymakers want to have a clearer sense of the return on investment.
  • That's a pretty good return on investment, considering few of the stallions ran more than a dozen races in their entire careers.
  • Customization isn't about return on investment, though.
  • The students were asking me to justify the return on investment in a college education.
  • No matter where they post their negative comments, it helps my return on investment.
  • Venture capital is an unlikely source of future funding since there's not expected to be any return on investment.
  • Of course, those providing the curative agent would have the right to a fair return on investment.
  • No funding from government, and private industry cannot see an immediate return on investment, so no private funding either.
  • The return on investment for both activities couldn't have been more different.
  • The energy generated by stack pull will not provide a reasonable return on investment.

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