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investment

in·vest·ment

investment

 
pronunciation:
ihn vest mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of investing.
 
definition 2: that which is invested.
similar words:
capital, stake
definition 3: something into which money, time, effort, or the like is invested.
 
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The word investment contains the following parts:
vest Latin root that means clothe; clothing
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.