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Definition of "for-profit" []

  • Established or operated with the intention of making a profit: a for-profit organization. (adjective)
  • An organization that is not intended to make a profit, esp one set up to provide a public service (noun)

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Use "for-profit" in a sentence
  • "Steve Bolingbroke, managing director of Kunskapsskolan, added: I have a problem with the phrase 'for-profit' that is used."
  • "That's happening now with a growing trend called "impact investing," defined as for-profit investment made to solve social and environment problems."
  • "Until recently, capitalism simply referred to "for-profit" businesses that were privately owned."