from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or being a situation in which the outcome benefits each of two often opposing groups: a win-win proposition for the buyer and the seller.

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  • adj. Of a situation or outcome that benefits both or all parties, or that has two distinct benefits


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  • Thankfully, environmental input and technology for win-win industrial innovations and systems has largely arrived; what remains is the American political will to allow economics to unfold.

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