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[li-kwid-i-tee] /lɪˈkwɪd ɪ ti/
a liquid state or quality.
the ability or ease with which assets can be converted into cash.
Origin of liquidity
1610-20; < Latin liquiditās. See liquid, -ity Unabridged
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Examples from the web for liquidity
  • Inflation traps my liquidity and puts me outside of my comfort zone.
  • He's quite proud of having provided needed liquidity during the crisis.
  • At its onset, the turmoil in financial markets was described as a liquidity crisis.
  • Everything changes when you're in the liquidity trap.
  • The college said it could do so without hurting its liquidity.
  • So long as they don't face a liquidity crunch during their adjustments, the bills will all get paid.
  • When you're in a liquidity trap, the size of the base doesn't matter.
  • By contrast, deficits are helpful when the economy is depressed and in a liquidity trap, as it is now.
  • liquidity in banned shares is down and bid-ask spreads are up.
  • Broadly speaking, liquidity and financial intermediation have emerged as key topics in macroeconomics and finance.
British Dictionary definitions for liquidity


the possession of sufficient liquid assets to discharge current liabilities
the state or quality of being liquid
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Word Origin and History for liquidity

1610s, "quality of being liquid," from Late Latin liquiditatem (nominative liquiditas), from Latin liquidus (see liquid). Meaning "quality of being financially liquid" is from 1897.

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liquidity in Culture
liquidity [(li-kwid-uh-tee)]

The condition of having enough money on hand to meet financial obligations without having to sell fixed assets, such as machinery or equipment.

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