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money supply

noun, Economics
the sum of demand or checking-account deposits and currency in circulation.
Origin of money supply
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for money supply
  • The money supply turns over on average about three times a year.
  • Further, a growing economy requires a growing money supply.
  • Inflation was kept in check because the money supply was strictly tied to the average lease value of the land.
  • Remember, inflation is not a rise in prices, but rather an increase in the money supply.
  • In this way, without anyone paying much notice, subprime mortgage debt entered the money supply.
  • The question, really, is whether gold should be tracking the dollar and/or money supply at all.
  • He believes that an independent central bank is the best way to control money supply to achieve price stability.
  • But then once this policy is successful, you have to rein in the money supply as fast as you can.
  • It cannot be done by controlling only the money supply.
  • Higher money supply growth would have the same effect as always.
British Dictionary definitions for money supply

money supply

the total amount of money in a country's economy at a given time See also M0, M1, M2, M3, M3c, M4, M5
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money supply in Culture

money supply definition

The amount of money in circulation at a given time, usually controlled by some central banking authority.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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