[kuh n-drah-tee-ef, -tyuh f]
- a long business cycle of economic expansion and contraction, postulated to last about 60 years.
Origin of Kondratieff wave
named after Nikolaĭ Dmitrievich Kondratʾev (1892–1935?), Russian economist, who postulated it
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