Meaning of NET in English


Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, clean, pure, from Anglo-French ― more at NEAT

Date: 15th century

1 : free from all charges or deductions: as a : remaining after the deduction of all charges, outlay, or loss < net earnings> < net worth> ― compare GROSS b : excluding all tare < net weight>

2 : excluding all nonessential considerations : BASIC , FINAL <the net result> < net effect>

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