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interest

  

      n  
1    the sense of curiosity about or concern with something or someone  
an interest in butterflies     
2    the power of stimulating such a sense  
to have great interest     
3    the quality of such stimulation  
4    something in which one is interested; a hobby or pursuit  
5    often pl   benefit; advantage  
in one's own interest     
6    often pl  
a    a right, share, or claim, esp. in a business or property  
b    the business, property, etc., in which a person has such concern  
7   
a    a charge for the use of credit or borrowed money  
b    such a charge expressed as a percentage per time unit of the sum borrowed or used  
8    often pl   a section of a community, etc., whose members have common aims  
we must not offend the landed interest     
9    declare an interest   to make known one's connection, esp. a prejudicial connection, with an affair  
      vb   tr  
10    to arouse or excite the curiosity or concern of  
11    to cause to become involved in something; concern  
     (C15: from Latin: it concerns, from interesse; from inter- + esse to be)  


compound interest  
      n   interest calculated on both the principal and its accrued interest  
   Compare       simple interest  
controlling interest  
      n   a quantity of shares in a business that is sufficient to ensure control over its direction  
human interest  
      n   (in a newspaper story, news broadcasting, etc.) reference to individuals and their emotions  
insurable interest  
      n     (Law)   a financial or other interest in the life or property covered by an insurance contract, without which the contract cannot be enforced  
interest-rate futures  
      pl n   financial futures based on projected movements of interest rates  
life interest  
      n   interest (esp. from property) that is payable to a person during his life but ceases with his death  
self-interest  
      n  
1    one's personal interest or advantage  
2    the act or an instance of pursuing one's own interest  
  self-interested      adj  
  self-interestedness      n  
simple interest  
      n   interest calculated or paid on the principal alone  
   Compare       compound interest  
unity of interest  
      n     (Property law)   the equal interest in property held by joint tenants  
vested interest  
      n  
1      (Property law)   an existing and disposable right to the immediate or future possession and enjoyment of property  
2    a strong personal concern in a state of affairs, system, etc., usually resulting in private gain  
3    a person or group that has such an interest  
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v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
n.
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
n.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.

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