Great Depression

Great Depression

noun
the economic crisis and period of low business activity in the U.S. and other countries, roughly beginning with the stock-market crash in October, 1929, and continuing through most of the 1930s.
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great depression

noun
1. the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s 
2. a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment [syn: Depression
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