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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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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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