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Definition of funding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

funding

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfʌndɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌndɪŋ//
 
[uncountable] Teaching and learning, University life, Running a business, Access to education
 
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money for a particular purpose; the act of providing money for such a purpose There have been large cuts in government funding for scientific research. See related entries: Teaching and learning, University life, Running a business, Access to educationExtra examples About 70% of current funding has gone on schools. Half of the research posts depend on outside funding. It gave us more time to raise the necessary funding. Most of our funding comes from private sources. Much of the funding dried up in the 1980s. Present levels of funding have forced the school to close. Present levels of funding have forced the school to cut its teaching staff. The President has promised full funding for the plans. The president called for greater funding for housing for the poor. The refusal to grant extra funding to schools in the poorest areas caused a political storm. The refusal to provide extra funding for schools caused a storm. The school has attracted funding from a number of sources. We need to make sure that the funding goes to areas where its most needed. We’re hoping they will change the funding formula. an increase in funding to drug rehabilitation clinics the airline industry’s annual funding requirement the clandestine funding of an illegal group public funding for the arts the current debate on the funding of higher education
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