Entertainment / Literature / Borrowing: As Simon Horobin defines it, 'The process by which words are adopted into one language from another' (192). Linguists use this term because borrowing sounds better than the term stealing, which would be more accurate given that we do not typically return the words we borrow. See also loanword.

Long-Term Borrowing

Business / Finance / Long-Term Borrowing: Liabilities that represent money borrowed from banks or other lenders to fund the ongoing operations of a business and that will not come due within one year. MORE

Limitation On Subsidiary Borrowing

Business / Finance / Limitation On Subsidiary Borrowing: A bond covenant that restricts in some way a firm's ability to borrow at the level of firm subsidiary. MORE

Short-Term Borrowing

Business / Finance / Short-Term Borrowing: A bond mutual fund holding short to intermediate-term bonds that have maturities of three to five years. MORE

Accounts Receivable Financing

Business / Finance / Accounts Receivable Financing: A short-term financing method in which accounts receivable are collateral for cash advances. See: Factoring. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Polygenesis: The theory that, if two similar stories, words, or images appear in two different geographic regions or languages, they are actually unrelated to each other. Each one arose independently. For an analo MORE


Business / Construction / Loan: The amount to be borrowed. MORE