pay-as-you-go
adjective Date: 1840 of or relating to a system or policy of paying bills when due or of paying for goods and services when purchased

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  • pay-as-you-go — ˌpay as you ˈgo adjective [only before a noun] FINANCE a pay as you go arrangement is one in which a customer pays for a product or service as they use it, rather than paying the whole amount before or after receiving it: • PTI Environmental… …   Financial and business terms

  • pay-as-you-go — /pay euhz yoo goh /, n. 1. the principle or practice of paying for goods and services at the time of purchase, rather than relying on credit. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or based on such a principle or practice: a pay as you go budget. [1830 40,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay as you go — ˌpay as you ˈgo adjective [only before a noun] FINANCE a pay as you go arrangement is one in which a customer pays for a product or service as they use it, rather than paying the whole amount before or after receiving it: • PTI Environmental… …   Financial and business terms

  • Pay as you go — may refer to: PAUG A structured financial product *A general term for the concept of a prepaid mobile phone. *Pay as you go tax, a system for businesses and individuals to pay installments of their expected tax liability. *PAYGO, a system where… …   Wikipedia

  • pay-as-you-go — adj [only before noun] a pay as you go ↑mobile phone or Internet service is one that you must pay for before you can use it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay-as-you-go — /pay euhz yoo goh /, n. 1. the principle or practice of paying for goods and services at the time of purchase, rather than relying on credit. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or based on such a principle or practice: a pay as you go budget. [1830 40,… …   Universalium

  • Pay as you go — (PAYG) bezeichnet im Allgemeinen das Prinzip von vertragsungebundenen Dienstleistungen, die nur bei Bedarf abgerufen und bezahlt werden, insbesondere bei Telekommunikationsdiensten. Bei Mobiltelefonen wird dies auch als Prepaid Phone bezeichnet.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pay as you go — United Kingdom A basis for distribution of assets in an insolvency where creditors have agreed that assets shall be applied to satisfy claims in the order in which they mature. This contrasts with the usual pari passu basis for distribution. For… …   Law dictionary

  • pay-as-you-go — pay′ as you go′ n. the principle or practice of paying for goods and services when purchased rather than relying on credit • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • pay-as-you-go — also pay as you go ADJ Pay as you go is a system in which a person or organization pays for the costs of something when they occur rather than before or afterwards. Pensions are paid by the state on a pay as you go basis …   English dictionary

  • pay-as-you-go — UK / US noun [uncountable] a system for paying for calls on mobile phones by buying a fixed amount of time before you make the calls Derived word: pay as you go UK / US adjective …   English dictionary

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