Definition of financial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//faɪˈnænʃl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//faɪˈnænʃl//
    ; BrE BrE//fəˈnænʃl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fəˈnænʃl//
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  1. 1  connected with money and finance financial services to give financial advice to be in financial difficulties an independent financial adviser Tokyo and New York are major financial centres. Synonymseconomicfinancial commercial monetary budgetaryThese words all describe activities or situations that are connected with the use of money, especially by a business or country.economic connected with the trade, industry and development of wealth of a country, an area or a society:This book deals with the social, economic and political issues of the period.financial connected with money and finance:She had got into financial difficulties. Tokyo is a major financial centre.commercial connected with the buying and selling of goods and services.monetary (formal or finance) connected with money, especially all the money in a country:closer European monetary unionbudgetary (finance) connected with a budget (= the money available or a plan of how it will be spent).Patterns economic/​financial/​commercial/​monetary/​budgetary affairs/​decisions the economic/​financial/​commercial/​budgetary climate the economic/​financial/​commercial side of something a(n) economic/​financial/​commercial centre
  2. 2(Australian English, New Zealand English, informal) having money
  3. Extra examples She gives very sound financial advice. She had got into financial difficulties. The company offers sophisticated financial services. The firm made a loss in the first quarter of the current financial year. Tokyo and New York are major financial centres. banks and other financial institutions
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