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Definition of philanthropy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

philanthropy

 noun
noun
NAmE//fəˈlænθrəpi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the practice of helping the poor and those in need, especially by giving money Hospitals were built as a result of private philanthropy and government intervention.
philanthropic
 
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NAmE//ˌfɪlənˈθrɑpɪk//
 
adjective philanthropic work philanthropic organizations (= that help people in need)
philanthropically
 
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NAmE//ˌfɪlənˈθrɑpɪkli//
 
adverb
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