Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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AMORTISATION əˌmɔːtaɪˈzeɪʃən

26 Jul 2020


  • the repayment of debt in small regular amounts.
Example Sentence: Company earnings before interest, tax and amortisation grew by 10%.

BAD DEBT bæd dɛt

25 Jul 2020


  • money that is owed but unlikely to be paid back.
Example Sentence: The bank's losses were caused by bad debt.

ASSIGN əˈsaɪn

24 Jul 2020


  • to give a particular job or task to somebody.
Example Sentence: The job of finding more seats for the event was assigned to Paul.

AGEISM eɪdʒɪzəm

23 Jul 2020


  • to treat somebody unfairly because of their age.
Example Sentence: She claims that she was refused the job because of ageism.

CLINCH klɪntʃ

22 Jul 2020


  • to successfully close a difficult business deal.
Example Sentence: After 5 hours of negotiating, they finally clinched a deal.

CLARIFY klærəˌfaɪ

21 Jul 2020


  • to make something clear.
Example Sentence: Can we please clarify who will be responsible for the project?

BRAND AWARENESS brænd əˈwɛərnɛs

20 Jul 2020


  • the extent to which a brand is recognised by the public.
Example Sentence: The ad campaign aims to boost brand awareness in the country.

ALLOCATE æləˌkeɪt

19 Jul 2020


  • to specify where something (especially resources) will go.
Example Sentence: They have allocated $50 million for research and development.


18 Jul 2020


  • service that is provided after something has been sold.
Example Sentence: The company was praised for its excellent after-sales service.


17 Jul 2020


  • A feature of a product which makes it different from the rest.
Example Sentence: It's Unique Selling Point is that it is waterproof, unlike the others.

INNOVATE ˈɪnəˌveɪt

16 Jul 2020


  • to create, develop or design new technology or products.
Example Sentence: The mobile phone industry constantly needs to innovate.

FLAW flɔ

15 Jul 2020


  • a problem or defect with something, especially a plan.
Example Sentence: The plan was flawed because of the lack of funds.

EXPLOIT ɛksplɔɪt

14 Jul 2020


  • use to your benefit.
Example Sentence: The country's resources are not being fully exploited.

BENEFICIARY bɛnəˈfɪʃiˌɛri

13 Jul 2020


  • the person who will receive something.
Example Sentence: I was the sole beneficiary in my father's will.

BANKER’S DRAFT bæŋkərs dræft

12 Jul 2020


  • a written promise from a bank to pay money, especially to another bank.
Example Sentence: We require a banker's draft to secure the deal.