countertrade

[ koun-ter-treyd ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌtreɪd /

noun

trade, especially international trade, carried on for payment wholly or partially in goods instead of cash or credit.

Nearby words

  1. countersuit,
  2. countertenor,
  3. counterterrorism,
  4. countertop,
  5. countertraction,
  6. countertransference,
  7. counterturn,
  8. countertype,
  9. countervail,
  10. countervailing

Origin of countertrade

First recorded in 1915–20; counter- + trade

Related formscoun·ter·trad·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for countertrade

countertrade

/ (ˈkaʊntəˌtreɪd) /

noun

international trade in which payment is made in goods rather than currency

verb (tr)

to buy or sell goods by countertradecountertrading weapons for coffee beans
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