- a liquid state or quality.
- the ability or ease with which assets can be converted into cash.
Origin of liquidity
Examples from the Web for liquidity
But in these times of austerity, it may not have that kind of liquidity lying around.Why Draghi is Skipping Jackson Hole: Time and Money?
August 28, 2012
With liquidity so low, share prices began to wildly fluctuate.How Wall Street Computers Almost Killed Knight Trading
Alex Klein, Matthew Zeitlin
August 7, 2012
There's the John Maynard Keynes character arguing for fiscal stimulus to jolt the economy out of a liquidity trap.David Mamet's Right Turn
May 9, 2012
Some of those sales are likely going to come from employees, who will thus get liquidity.Facebook's $50 Billion Goldman Goldmine
January 3, 2011
By buying U.S. government debt, the Fed is pumping $600 billion of liquidity into the American economy as stimulus.Showdown in Seoul
Gordon G. Chang
November 10, 2010
The prevailing ideas in such circumstances are peace and liquidity!Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished
Cones built of lava vary in form according to the liquidity of the lava.The Elements of Geology
William Harmon Norton
In many a place, criminals are the only ones who have any liquidity at all.After the Rain
Such loans lack the liquidity which the bank must insist upon.
But banks do need a substantial margin of liquidity, to protect the rest.
- the possession of sufficient liquid assets to discharge current liabilities
- the state or quality of being liquid
Word Origin and History for liquidity
1610s, "quality of being liquid," from Late Latin liquiditatem (nominative liquiditas), from Latin liquidus (see liquid). Meaning "quality of being financially liquid" is from 1897.
The condition of having enough money on hand to meet financial obligations without having to sell fixed assets, such as machinery or equipment.