for-profit for-ˈprofit adjective [only before a noun]
ECONOMICS COMMERCE a for-profit organization is one which aims to make a profit:

• The I.R.S. began to question the tax exempt status of some American not for profit hospitals.

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for-profit UK US adjective [before noun]
used to describe an organization or service that exists to make a profit: »

The law here allows hospitals to be operated on a for-profit basis.

Compare NONPROFIT(Cf. ↑nonprofit) adjective

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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