business-cycle

business cycle

noun
a recurrent fluctuation in the total business activity of a country.

Origin:
1920–25

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business cycle
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) Also called: trade cycle the recurrent fluctuation between boom and depression in the economic activity of a capitalist country

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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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