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08 / 06 / 2009

SUBSIDY: meaning and examples

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Today's word is: subsidy

Meaning: money that is paid by the government or an organization to reduce the costs of services or of producing goods so that their prices can be kept low.

Example 1:
The government is offering a subsidy to stimulate the purchase of new cars. Their objective is to stimulate the economy.

Example 2:
The European Union provides certain subsidies for language training in companies. 
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