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subsidy meaning

[ 'sʌbsidi ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "subsidy""subsidy" in a sentence
  • Noun: subsidy  súbsidee
    1. A grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public
      "a subsidy for research in artificial intelligence"

    Derived forms: subsidies

    See also: subsidize

    Type of: grant

    Encyclopedia: Subsidy

  • [Business]
    noun [C,U] (plural subsidies)


    money that is paid by a government or an organization to reduce the costs of services or of producing goods so that their prices can be kept low:

    a subsidy on petrol for transport companies

    public subsidy of aviation

    agricultural/farm/export subsidies


    government/indirect/public/state subsidies

    ◆ to get/qualify for/receive a subsidy

    ◆ to give/grant/pay/provide a subsidy

  • [Economics]
    A payment by a government to producers of certain goods to enable them to sell the goods to the public at a low price, to compete with foreign competition, to avoid making redundancies and creating unemployment, etc. In general, subsidies distort international trade and are unpopular but they are sometimes used by governments to help to establish a new industry in a country.

    See also:

    Common Agricultural Policy.

  • [Finance]
    A benefit given by the government to groups or individuals usually in the form of a cash payment or tax reduction. The subsidy is usually given to remove some type of burden and is often considered to be in the interest of the public.
  • What men in industry provided the subsidies.
  • Food subsidy programs have other costs.
  • Western europe provides extensive subsidies to steel-makers.
  • The subsidies and taxes are passed on through private traders.
  • Even as married sons, they dared seek subsidies.
  • The unit subsidy fell from 50 percent of cost to 17 percent.
  • There is typically no economic justification for machinery subsidies.
  • Higher deposit rates increase the budget costs of the subsidy program.
  • Reforming consumer subsidy programs, though desirable, is not easy.
  • Governments of differing political persuasions continued to support the subsidies.
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