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noun [plural] business earnings pronunciation in British English /ˈɜː(r)nɪŋz/
  1. 1
    the amount of money that you earn
    Over the last decade, earnings rose faster than prices.
    The calculation is based on your average earnings during this period.
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  2. 2
    the profit made by a company
    The company reported that earnings were down last quarter.
    foreign exchange earnings
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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