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Noun investment has 5 senses
  1. investing, investment - the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
    --1 is a kind of finance
    --1 has particulars: arbitrage; foreign direct investment; leverage, leveraging
    Derived form: verb invest1
  2. investment, investment funds - money that is invested with an expectation of profit
    --2 is a kind of assets
    --2 has particulars: speculation, venture
    Derived form: verb invest1
  3. investment - outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
    --3 is a kind of
    skin, tegument, cutis
    --3 has particulars: pellicle
  4. investment - the act of putting on robes or vestments
    --4 is a kind of
    dressing, grooming
  5. investment, investiture - the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
    --5 is a kind of promotion
    Derived form: verb invest3
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