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business cycle

a recurrent fluctuation in the total business activity of a country.
Origin of business cycle
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for business cycle
  • The forward course of the business cycle is unmistakable.
  • Many tech investments made in the past few years will pay off no matter what's going on with the business cycle.
  • The notion that the business cycle had been repealed, say.
  • Economic policy makers thought they had tamed the business cycle.
  • Some experts worry that this is not the right time in the business cycle to initiate a balanced-budget plan.
  • There's a lot of people that are victims of this business cycle.
  • While the business cycle cannot be repealed, a crisis of this magnitude need not have occurred.
  • Others went so far as to predict an end to the business cycle.
  • So every business cycle threatening incident was dealt with using aggressive intervention.
  • The trough marks the end of the declining phase and the start of the rising phase of the business cycle.
British Dictionary definitions for business cycle

business cycle

(mainly US & Canadian) the recurrent fluctuation between boom and depression in the economic activity of a capitalist country Also called trade cycle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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business cycle in Culture

business cycle definition

A period during which business activity reaches a low point, recovers, expands, reaches a high point, decreases to a new low point, and so on.

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