saving

saving sav‧ing [ˈseɪvɪŋ] noun
1. [uncountable] FINANCE the act of keeping money to use later rather than spending it:

• We want to encourage saving and investment.

2. [countable usually singular] FINANCE an amount of something that you have not used or spent, especially compared with a larger amount that you could have used or spent:

• This amount represents a considerable saving over last year's expenditure.

saving of

• Recent pension-plan changes will make a saving of $400 million next year.

3. savings [plural] FINANCE money that is kept in a bank to be used later or invested, rather than spent:

• Investors lost their life savings (= all the money they had saved during their life ) when the bank collapsed.

4. [uncountable] ECONOMICS when total income in the economy is more than the total amount spent on goods — compare dis-saving, spending
ˌforced ˈsaving
[uncountable] ECONOMICS when people spend less than they earn because there are not enough goods available to buy or because goods are too expensive
ˌpersonal ˈsaving
[uncountable] ECONOMICS when a person rather than a company or organization saves money to spend or invest later:

• Tax breaks may help to encourage personal saving.

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saving UK US /ˈseɪvɪŋ/ noun
[C] an amount of something that you do not use or spend: »

Their intention is to keep costs down and this saving can be passed on to customers.

a saving/savings on sth »

The company claims to be able to deliver savings on cars of as much as 50%.

make a saving/make savings »

Young drivers can make considerable savings on their car insurance by taking a few simple steps.

savings — Cf. savings
[U] BANKING, FINANCE the activity of keeping money so that you can use it in the future: »

We try to teach children the importance of regular saving.

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The current voluntary system is unlikely to deliver a solution to the problem of inadequate pension saving.

[U] ECONOMICS a situation in which total income is greater than money spent: domestic/household saving »

The resulting decline in economic growth should of course be blamed on the low rate of domestic saving and not on the falling dollar.

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National saving would be unaffected by the reform.

Compare DISSAVING(Cf. ↑dissaving)
See also COST SAVING(Cf. ↑cost saving), FORCED SAVING(Cf. ↑forced saving), PERSONAL SAVING(Cf. ↑personal saving)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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