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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Yielding profit; advantageous or lucrative. See Synonyms at beneficial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Producing a profit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Yielding or bringing profit or gain; gainful; lucrative; useful; helpful; advantageous; beneficial

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Useful; advantageous; yielding or bringing profit or gain; gainful; lucrative: as, a profitable trade; profitable business.
  • Synonyms Remunerative, productive, beneficial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. yielding material gain or profit

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