- noun money which has been invested in something such as shares or property, and is expected to make a profit
- noun money spent by a government or a company to improve it or make it more successful
- noun a share, bond or piece of property bought in the hope that it will produce more money than was used to buy it
- noun the placing of money so that it will increase in value and produce an income (either in an asset, such as a building, or by purchasing shares, placing money on deposit, etc.)
(written as Investment)Investment is the change in the stock of capital over a period. In national income accounting, investment (descriptively) consists of expenditures on house building, plant and equipment, and stocks (inventories). In each case, it is only new output produced during the accounting period that is included.
- noun an act of investing a town or fortress.
- noun the act of placing of money so that it will increase in value and produce interest