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disinvestment (n.)

"reduction of investment," 1938, first recorded in writings of J.M. Keynes, from dis- + investment. The verb disinvest in the economic sense is a back-formation attested from 1961. Related: Disinvested; disinvesting.

updated on August 29, 2018

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Definitions of disinvestment from WordNet

disinvestment (n.)
the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation;
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