buying power


noun


Nearby words

  1. buyer's market,
  2. buyer's remorse,
  3. buyers' inflation,
  4. buyers' market,
  5. buyers' strike,
  6. buyoff,
  7. buyout,
  8. buys ballot's law,
  9. buys-ballot's law,
  10. buyup

purchasing power

noun

Also called buying power. the ability to purchase goods and services.
the value of money in terms of what it can buy at a specified time compared to what it could buy at some period established as a base: the purchasing power of the dollar.

Origin of purchasing power

First recorded in 1815–25

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