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Advantages and benefits

advantage

noun

a good feature or quality that something has

benefit

noun

an advantage you get from a situation

good

noun

advantage, or benefit

incentive

noun

something that makes you want to do something or to work harder, because you know that you will benefit by doing this

merit

noun

an advantage or good quality that someone or something has

privilege

noun

a special benefit that is available only to a particular person or group

virtue

noun

an advantage or a good feature that something has that makes it better than something else

asset

noun

a major benefit

edge

noun

an advantage that makes someone or something more successful than other people or things

trump card

noun

an advantage you have that an opponent does not have that makes it possible for you to win or to succeed, for example in sports or business

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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