cash equivalent meaning

  "cash equivalent" in a sentence
Noun: cash equivalent
  1. A highly liquid debt instrument with maturities of less than three months

Derived forms: cash equivalents

Type of: certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, obligation

Encyclopedia: Cash equivalent

noun [C]

(Accounting )


an asset or an investment that can easily be sold or changed into money:

The company said it had cash and cash equivalents of over $90 000.

Treasury bills and other cash equivalents have had better results than common stocks in the last three years.


an amount of money that is estimated to be equal to the value of sth:

The cash equivalent of employee benefits such as company cars must be calculated for tax purposes.


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