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noun [countable] amount pronunciation in American English /əˈmaʊnt/
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  1. a quantity of money

    This amount should be paid within two weeks.

    1. a.
      a quantity of something

      You only need a small amount.

      amount of:

      A computer can store a vast amount of information.

      A certain amount of stress can be a good thing.

    2. b.
      informal a number of things. Many people consider this use to be incorrect

      The call center handles a huge amount of complaints every day.




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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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