incentive incentive  /ɪn ˈsɛn tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a positive motivational influence
  2. (n) an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Paying students for doing well in school is controversial but a new study shows cash incentives work.
  2. Paying students for doing well in school is controversial but a new study shows cash incentives work.
  3. Those folks already have an economic incentive to reduce losses; this plan is meant to replicate that incentive in situations where you've got a middleman making the decisions.

News

  1. LINE to provide incentive-based app recommendation service, LINE Free Coins

    TOKYO, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LINE Corporation, owners and operators of the free calling and messaging app, LINE, announced today the launch of LINE Free Coins, an incentive-based app recommendation ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Hillsborough OKs $225,000 incentive for Amazon

    TAMPA - Enthusiastic Hillsborough County commissioners Wednesday unanimously approved the first piece of an incentive package they hope will persuade Amazon.com to build a 1-million-square-foot assembly and distribution center in the Ruskin area.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Tampa Tribune

  3. Internet Surveillance Hurts Canadian Business Compliance: Experts Offer $40,000 Incentive to Help Protect Customer ...

    Internet Surveillance Hurts Canadian Business Compliance: Experts Offer $40,000 Incentive to Help Protect Customer Privacy
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "If Congressional leaders leave for the Fourth of July recess without taking action, they will need to explain why $4-a-gallon gasoline is not enough incentive for them to act," Mr. Bush said Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden. "And...
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  2. "The plan seems to offer little incentive for private investors to participate unless the subsidy is made so rich that it comes at the expense of the taxpayer," House Republican Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia said.
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Eric Cantor Source: USA Today

  3. She said the aim was to "wreck the people-smuggling trade by removing the incentive for boats to leave their port of origin in the first place; to remove both the profitability of the trade and the danger of the voyage".
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: AFP

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