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.
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How to use durable goods in a sentence
In response to rising demand for durable goods like autos, companies have been ratcheting up production.Economic Data Show That, at Last, (Many of) the Fundamentals Are Sound | Daniel Gross | April 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Orders for durable goods bounced back in November, rising 0.7 percent from October.Stock Market Ignores Washington Brinksmanship Due to Strong Economy | Daniel Gross | December 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Second, there were big increases in durable goods: products that bode well for consumer confidence.Five Reasons to Celebrate July’s Strong Retail-Sales Numbers | Alex Klein | August 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Manufacturing of durable goods like metals and car parts added 197,000 jobs since last summer.
In that case; why don't we copy divine methods in the production of durable goods on earth?The Brain | Alexander Blade
When replacement or repair of these more durable goods becomes necessary, there often is no fund available for the purpose.The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book | Various
Illustrations of this principle may be drawn from every class of durable goods.
Man studies and compares the durable goods that give him command over enjoyable goods, and attaches value to them.
The durable goods are those utilities which for the time remain, not yet ripened or ready to be converted into psychic income.
British Dictionary definitions for durable goods
goods, such as most producer goods and some consumer goods, that require infrequent replacement. Compare disposable goods, perishables: Also called: durables
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Cultural definitions for durable goods
Manufactured products capable of long utility, such as refrigerators and automobiles.
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