1. private investigator someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
  2. principal investigator the scientist in charge of an experiment or research project
  3. profitableness the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
  4. return on investment (corporate finance) the amount, expressed as a percentage, that is earned on a company's total capital calculated by dividing the total capital into earnings before interest, taxes, or dividends are paid
  5. foreign direct investment a joint venture between a foreign company and a United States company
  6. profit-and-loss statement a financial statement that gives operating results for a specific period
  7. power of appointment authority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to appoint the beneficiaries of the donor's property
  8. disinvestment the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation
  9. negotiable instrument an unconditional order or promise to pay an amount of money
  10. double indemnity a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death
  11. Crotalus adamanteus large deadly rattlesnake with diamond-shaped markings
  12. Real Estate Investment Trust an investment trust that owns and manages a pool of commercial properties and mortgages and other real estate assets; shares can be bought and sold in the stock market
  13. balance of payments a system of recording all of a country's economic transactions with the rest of the world over a period of one year
  14. inevitable accident a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events
  15. payroll department the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee
  16. police department the department of local government concerned with enforcing the law and preventing crime
  17. portable computer a personal computer that can easily be carried by hand
  18. table of contents a list of divisions and the pages on which they start
  19. re-establishment restoration to a previous state
  20. unprofitableness the quality of affording no gain or no benefit or no profit

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