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Miscellaneous payments

feed-in tariff

noun

a payment made by the government to someone who produces energy that is renewable (= that can be replaced and is never completely used up)

flagfall

noun

a fixed amount of money that you have to pay as soon as you begin a taxi journey, make a phone call, etc

payment

noun

an amount of money that you pay or receive

advance

noun

an amount of money that is paid to someone before the usual time

premium

noun

an amount of money paid in addition to the usual amount

prepayment

noun

money that you pay before you can use a service

down payment

noun

a first payment that you make when you are buying something and are going to pay the rest later

payback

noun

payment that you make to someone who has lent you money

settlement

noun

the complete payment of an amount of money that you owe

instalment

noun

one of several payments that an amount is divided into, so that you do not have to pay the whole amount at one time

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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