payback

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payback /ˈpeɪˌbæk/ noun
plural paybacks
payback
/ˈpeɪˌbæk/
noun
plural paybacks
Learner's definition of PAYBACK
[noncount] : punishment for something that was done in the past
see also pay back at 1pay
[count] : an amount of money that you receive after investing in something and that is equal to or greater than the amount of money that you originally invested usually singular
sometimes used figuratively
[count] : the amount of time that passes before invested money is returned or before money that is owed is paid usually singular
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