Definition of near money in US English:

near money

noun

Finance
  • Assets that can readily be converted into cash, such as government bonds.

    • ‘But as technology continues to revolutionize our financial system, the identification of particular claims as money, near money, or a store of future value has become exceedingly difficult.’
    • ‘Such near money might become an attractive alternative to demand deposits.’
    • ‘The solution suggested is ad hoc, and the problem of controlling inflation could be treated better by the control of the money supply and the near money substitutes.’

Pronunciation

near money

/ˈni(ə)r ˈmənē/