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noun     finance pronunciation in American English
/ˈfaɪˌnæns/    finance pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    [uncountable] decisions on how money is spent or invested

    He’s studying international banking and finance.

    the company’s finance committee

  2. 2


    [plural] business the money that is used to pay for something such as a large project

    It is unclear where the finances will come from for this plan.

    The college may have to close because of a lack of finances.

    1. a.
      your finances are how much money you have and how well you spend it or save it

      Students need to be taught how to handle their finances.

      My finances are in a terrible mess at the moment.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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