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Definition: Reserves

Quick Summary of Reserves

The claim which owners have on the assets of a company because the company has created new wealth for them over the period since it began.

What is the dictionary definition of Reserves?

Dictionary Definition

  1. behaviour Restriction.
  2. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
  3. social Something initially kept back for later use in a recreation.

Synonyms For Reserves

reserve, retains, reservations, pool, spares

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Reserves. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 26, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Reserves. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 26, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Reserves. Retrieved September 26, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Reserves are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 7th January, 2020 | 3 Views.