income - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] economics 

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  1. money that someone gets from working or from investing money

    Most of the villagers rely on farming for income.

    income of:

    an average household income of €27,000

    on high/low incomes:

    There are exemptions and benefits for people on low incomes.

    weekly/monthly/annual income:

    What is your approximate annual income?


    a low-income area/group

    source of income (=way of earning money):

    These families have no source of income when the harvest is over.

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