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Definition of net
- 1(of an amount, value, or price) remaining after a deduction, such as tax or a discount, has been made:net earnings per share rose the net worth of the businessOften contrasted with gross (sense 2 of the adjective).
verb (nets, netting, netted)[with object]
Middle English (in the senses 'clean' and 'smart'): from French net 'neat'; see neat1. The sense 'free from deductions' is first recorded in late Middle English commercial documents