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money supply

noun, Economics.
the sum of demand or checking-account deposits and currency in circulation.
Origin of money supply
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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.
  • 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
  • Owing to the shortage in our money supply, we had decided to go to a theatrical boarding house.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • But in similar circumstances a government resorts to inflation of the money supply.

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 New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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