What does disinvestment mean?

Definitions for disinvestmentˌdɪs ɪnˈvɛst mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disinvestment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disinvestment(noun)

    the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation


  1. disinvestment(Noun)

    the process of disinvesting; negative investment.


  1. Disinvestment

    Disinvestment refers to the use of a concerted economic boycott to pressure a government, industry, or company towards a change in policy, or in the case of governments, even regime change. The term was first used in the 1980s, most commonly in the United States, to refer to the use of a concerted economic boycott designed to pressure the government of South Africa into abolishing its policy of apartheid. The term has also been applied to actions targeting Iran, Sudan, Northern Ireland, Myanmar, and Israel.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disinvestment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disinvestment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lawrence Brown:

    When you combine the psychological impact of racism, anti-blackness, economic conditions, red-lining, disinvestment.

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