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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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  • Moreover, the Governor was attempting to dictate the way in which the people should raise a money supply.

    The Quaker Colonies Sydney G. Fisher
  • Assume that the money supply meets difficulties in its expansion.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • But in similar circumstances a government resorts to inflation of the money supply.

  • The problem of modern industry is to be not the distribution of the money supply, but the distribution of the man-supply.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
  • High or low prices, once the transition is made, exhaust the effects of increasing or decreasing the money supply.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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