the amount of profit, before tax and after depreciation, from an investment made, usually expressed as a percentage of the original total cost invested.
noun, Accounting. 1. the amount of profit computed by dividing net income before interest and taxes by the cost of net assets, usually expressed as a percentage. Abbreviation: RONA.
noun 1. a card bearing the signature of the recipient of registered postal matter, for return to the sender as proof of receipt.
- Return stroke
return stroke (rĭ-tûrn’) See reverse lightning.
- Return the compliment
Also, return the favor. Repay someone in kind, as in Her political opponent came out with a smear campaign, and she returned the compliment. Neither the compliment nor the favor in this idiom is necessarily desirable. [ First half of 1700s ]