Net (economics)

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In economics
Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek from + , hence "rules of the house"...

, net means after deductions. A related concept is gross
Gross (economics)
In economics, gross means before deductions. The antonym is net, meaning after deductions.-Usage:In this sense, it may appear an adjective, following the noun it modifies, e.g., "earned two million dollars, gross"...

, meaning before deductions.

Nett is an alternative spelling used in British English.


In this sense, it may appear, separated by a comma, following the noun it modifies, e.g., "earned two million dollars, net". Alternatively, it can be used as a verb: "this deal netted the firm two million dollars".


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