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Profit

Most commonly, the gross proceeds of a business transaction less the costs of the transaction; i.e., net proceeds. Excess of revenues over expenses for a transaction; sometimes used synonymously with net income for the period. Gain realized from business or investment over and above expenditures.

Accession of good, valuable results, useful consequences, avail, or gain. The benefit, advantage, or pecuniary gain accruing to the owner or occupant of land from its actual use; as in the familiar phrase rents, issues and profits, or in the expression mesne profits.

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Although, in everyday speech, paid is the simple past tense form of the verb to pay, here paid has arrived into English from a different root to serve also as a noun; so that to put paid to, for instance, an idea or an article is to render the idea or article ineffective, nugatory, profitless, unserviceable, what-have-you.
The government via NASA did, and the value of the endeavor continues to pay off today, profitless. Government performs numerous services the private sector won't touch.
Localization potential is necessary in most of the applications of Wireless Sensor Networks (Estimation of location); the data which is sensed is profitless without knowing the precise location from where it is acquired.
And of the great-souled man he declares, "He is a person who will rather possess beautiful and profitless objects than objects which are profitable and useful, for they mark him more as self-sufficient."
Profitless usurer, why dost thou use So great a sum of sums yet canst not live?
With this strategy, in the words of Varun Sivaram, who follows the solar industry at the Council on Foreign Relations, "solar is headed down a path of profitless prosperity."
And like past four years of no gas supplies, it had suffered similar obstructions and so always remained profitless. He agreed with an ER observation that Pakistan had needed a steel mill from the very beginning, but PSM - the only unit yet - has despite its problems and poor work over the years has given strength to our economy.
"Haunted by profitless prosperity" was how Rock Products described it.
It explains that until Google came along, internet search was a profitless activity.
"Solar is heading down a path of profitless prosperity", says Sivaram.
As part of his endeavor to suppress Lucrezia's voice, Andrea multiplies examples throughout the poem of ineffectual speech, remarking, for example, "how profitless" it is to talk about what might have been (1.
In an industry like aviation, with very lumpy capacity increases (you cannot introduce half an aircraft), profitless growth and indeed revenue-less growth, is both all too easy and all too common.