- The reducing of investment in an activity, asset, company, or location.
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disinvestment — 1938, first recorded in writings of J.M. Keynes, from DIS (Cf. dis ) + INVESTMENT (Cf. investment). The verb disinvest in this sense is a back formation attested from 1961. Related: Disinvested; disinvesting … Etymology dictionary
disinvestment — [dis΄in vest′mənt] n. a diminution or expenditure of capital investment, as in the failure to replenish inventories or in the sale of a capital item … English World dictionary
Disinvestment — This article is about a form of political sanction. For the routine business practice, see divestment. Disinvestment, sometimes referred to as divestment, refers to the use of a concerted economic boycott, with specific emphasis on liquidating… … Wikipedia
disinvestment — A reduction in capital investment reflected by a decrease in capital goods and a company s decision not to replace depleted capital goods. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * disinvest dis‧in‧vest [ˌdɪsɪnˈvest] verb [intransitive] ECONOMICS to… … Financial and business terms
disinvestment — noun Date: 1936 consumption of capital; also the withdrawing of investment … New Collegiate Dictionary
disinvestment — /dis in vest meuhnt/, n. the withdrawal of invested funds or the cancellation of financial aid, subsidies, or investment plans, as in a property, neighborhood, or foreign country. [1935 40; DISINVEST + MENT] * * * … Universalium
disinvestment — noun the process of disinvesting; negative investment … Wiktionary
Disinvestment — 1. The action of an organization or government selling or liquidating an asset or subsidiary. Also known as divestiture . 2. A reduction in capital expenditure, or the decision of a company not to replenish depleted capital goods. 1. A company or … Investment dictionary
disinvestment — dis|in|vest|ment [ˌdısınˈvestmənt] n [U and C] technical the process of taking your money out of a company by selling your ↑shares in it ≠ ↑investment … Dictionary of contemporary English
disinvestment — dis|in|vest|ment [ ,dısın vestmənt ] noun uncount the act of taking money out of a particular country, industry, or business, and investing it somewhere else … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
disinvestment — the disposal of shares etc. as a political gesture Not just a normal sale for economic reasons but because of opposition to an activity in which the corporation participates. The rare alternative, divestiture, literally means dispossession… … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms