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business cycle

noun
1.
a recurrent fluctuation in the total business activity of a country.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples 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  • The notion that the business cycle had been repealed, say.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  • While the business cycle cannot be repealed, a crisis of this magnitude need not have occurred.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

noun
1.
(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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