from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The conversion of something (especially metal) into money, the act of monetizing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of converting into money, or of establishing something (e.g. gold or silver) as the legal tender of a country.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of monetizing; the act or process of giving something the character of money or of coining it into money: as, the monetization of silver.

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

  • n. establishing something (e.g. gold or silver) as the legal tender of a country


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • Feed monetization is a relatively new phenomenon, but early adopters are already reaping the benefits.

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  • And as we said in the past, while we're not expecting to generate any meaningful revenue just yet, in fact, we're going to likely alter our pricing model a few times over the next few quarters to get some feedback and figure out the best approach for long-term monetization.

  • The question that remains, however, is whether Google will eventually decouple the call monetization from AdWords clicks.

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  • "Aylus works to provide mobile operators with a competitive edge in the marketplace and I hope to offer BBWF attendees valuable insight into the importance of building a long-term monetization model that benefits both operators and vendors."

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  • Affordability, convenience, unrestricted access to new content and long-term monetization of assets through DLC, as a business model it is virtually flawless and as a consumer it seems like a dream come true - if you have confidence in the concept.

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  • The firm said AIG's near-term monetization of its core businesses would leave "little to no value" for common equity holders.


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