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ANNUITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does annuity mean? 

ANNUITY (noun)
  The noun ANNUITY has 1 sense:

1. income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments

  Familiarity information: ANNUITY used as a noun is very rare.


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ANNUITY (noun)


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Meaning:

Income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

annuity; rente

Context example:

his retirement fund was set up to be paid as an annuity

Hypernyms ("annuity" is a kind of...):

regular payment (a payment made at regular times)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "annuity"):

annuity in advance (an annuity paid in a series of more or less equal payments at the beginning of equally spaced periods)

ordinary annuity (an annuity paid in a series of more or less equal payments at the end of equally spaced periods)

reversionary annuity; survivorship annuity (an annuity payable to one person in the event that someone else is unable to receive it)

tontine (an annuity scheme wherein participants share certain benefits and on the death of any participant his benefits are redistributed among the remaining participants; can run for a fixed period of time or until the death of all but one participant)


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