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Noun earnings has 2 senses
  1. net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings - the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    --1 is a kind of income
    --1 has parts: share, portion, part, percentage
    --1 has particulars:
     earning per share; windfall profit; killing, cleanup; fast buck, quick buck; gross profit, gross profit margin, margin; markup; accumulation; dividend
  2. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
    --2 is a kind of regular payment
    --2 is a part of payroll, paysheet
    --2 has particulars:
     combat pay; double time; found; half-pay; living wage; merit pay; minimum wage; pay envelope, pay packet; sick pay; strike pay; take-home pay
    Derived form: verb earn2
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