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  1. subsidy

    • IPA[ˈsəbsədē]

    美式

    • n.
      a sum of money granted by the government or a public body to assist an industry or business so that the price of a commodity or service may remain low or competitive;a sum of money granted to support an arts organization or other undertaking held to be in the public interest
    • noun: subsidy, plural noun: subsidies

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    名詞

    • 1. a sum of money granted by the government or a public body to assist an industry or business so that the price of a commodity or service may remain low or competitive a farm subsidy the rail service now operates without subsidy
    • a sum of money granted to support an arts organization or other undertaking held to be in the public interest she was anxious about her Arts Council subsidy the arts continued to thrive through public subsidy
    • a grant or contribution of money the position is generously rewarded and benefits include a mortgage subsidy the country's economy is near to collapse after the end of Soviet subsidies
    • 2. historical a parliamentary grant to the sovereign for state needs.
    • a tax levied on a particular occasion.