trade cycle

noun

the recurrent fluctuation between boom and depression in the economic activity of a capitalist countryAlso called (esp US and Canadian): business cycle

Nearby words

  1. trade barrier,
  2. trade barriers,
  3. trade bill,
  4. trade book,
  5. trade council,
  6. trade deficit,
  7. trade discount,
  8. trade dollar,
  9. trade down,
  10. trade dress

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