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in kind

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. in kind, in a similar wayadverb

    with something of the same kind

    "she pays him back in kind"


  1. in kindadverb

    (paying or giving) with goods or services (as opposed to cash)

  2. in kindadverb

    In a reciprocal manner; in a similar way; in the same kind.

  3. in kindadjective

    In the form of goods and service rather than money.


  1. in kind

    "In kind" refers to payment, contribution, assistance, or donation that is made in the form of goods, services, or anything of value other than cash. This term is typically used in corporate and non-profit sectors. The goods or services typically have a known monetary value, effectively making them a form of trade in lieu of hard cash.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of in kind in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of in kind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of in kind in a Sentence

  1. Stephanie Pacheco:

    If your favorite team is not in the running, then you kind of switch over to your second favorite.

  2. Pete Buttigieg:

    This isn't 2008, it's 2020 and we are in a new moment calling for a different kind of leadership.

  3. Phil Mickelson:

    It’s a unique opportunity because I’ve never won a U.S. Open. It’s in my backyard. I have a chance to prepare properly, and I wanted to put in the right work, so I’ve kind of shut off all the noise. I’ve shut off my phone. I’ve shut off a lot of the other stuff to where I can kind of focus in on this week.

  4. Mark Kris:

    I just thought Watson spit out answers to questions like ‘ Who won the 1947 World Series ? ’ but that’s not really what it does. What it does is solve a problem with a specific kind of certainty. You know the answer is the right answer. It can determine everybody’s favorite color is blue by reading that information quickly from five different books and correlating all of that data.

  5. David Anderson:

    We haven't had this kind of movement of cows to market in a decade, since 2011, which was our last really big drought.

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