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  1. in·cen·tive
    IPA[inˈsen(t)iv]
  2. noun

    • 1. a thing that motivates or encourages one to do something:

      there is no incentive for customers to conserve water
    • 2. a payment or concession to stimulate greater output or investment:

      tax incentives for investing in depressed areas incentive payments
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: incentive, plural noun: incentives

    • noun

      a thing that motivates or encourages someone to do something:

      a payment or concession to stimulate greater output or investment:

    • noun

      an arrangement under which a company makes extra payments to employees to reward good performance:
    • noun

      a sum of money added to a person's wages to reward good performance:
    • noun

      a payment to stimulate greater output or investment or to encourage someone to take part in an activity:
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