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liquidity

[li-kwid-i-tee] /lɪˈkwɪd ɪ ti/
noun
1.
a liquid state or quality.
2.
the ability or ease with which assets can be converted into cash.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin liquiditās. See liquid, -ity
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Examples 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

liquidity

/lɪˈkwɪdɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the possession of sufficient liquid assets to discharge current liabilities
2.
the state or quality of being liquid
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Word Origin and History for liquidity
liquidity
1610s, from L. liquiditatem, from liquidus (see liquid).
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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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