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durable goods

plural noun
goods, as household appliances, machinery, or sports equipment, that are not consumed or destroyed in use and can be used for a period of time, usually three or more years.
Also called hard goods.
Origin of durable goods
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Hung about it were durable goods and trinkets from a dozen cities.

    The Players Everett B. Cole
  • Illustrations of this principle may be drawn from every class of durable goods.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • In that case; why don't we copy divine methods in the production of durable goods on earth?

    The Brain Alexander Blade
  • The most serious deficiencies will persist in the fields of residential housing, building materials, and consumers' durable goods.

  • The extraordinary demand for other durable goods, for the replenishment of inventories, and for exports may be satisfied earlier.

  • The durable goods are those utilities which for the time remain, not yet ripened or ready to be converted into psychic income.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
British Dictionary definitions for durable goods

durable goods

plural noun
goods, such as most producer goods and some consumer goods, that require infrequent replacement. Compare disposable goods, perishables Also called durables
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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durable goods in Culture

durable goods definition

Manufactured products capable of long utility, such as refrigerators and automobiles.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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