Monetize (Monetise)

This has two meanings.

  1. The classic meaning in economics is to allow inflation to effectively eliminate or drastically reduce the real value of a debt, in particular where a government prints money to inflate its currency, lowering the absolute value of the parts of the national debt denominated in the home currency.
  2. Alternately, it is sometimes used as a way of describing converting or extracting revenue and value from intangible assets, especially patents, usually by seeking royalty-paying licensees.

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