AskDefine | Define returns

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  1. Plural of return
  2. Merchandise returned to a retailer or wholesaler by a purchaser.


  1. third-person singular of return


Extensive Definition

Returns may refer to:
  • Nostoi ("Returns"), a lost ancient Greek epic
  • Election returns, denoting the resulting tallies of election ballots
In economic, financial, and marketing affairs:
  • Return (finance), referring to the benefit derived from an investment
  • Return (economics), the benefit distributed to the owner of a factor of production.
  • Abnormal returns, denoting the difference in behaviour between one stock and the overall stockmarket
  • Diminishing returns , referring to a decrease of efficiency with scaling
  • Return on investment (ROI), a calculation used to decide on the wisdom of an investment
  • Taxes, where tax returns are forms submitted to taxation authorities

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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