trade cycle

The well-documented tendency for the level of business activity to fluctuate over a regular short-term period with peaks and troughs occurring around a longer-term upward growth trend. Both short-term and long-term cyclical fluctuations in the economy are a major factor in unemployment and are the subject of bitterly contested explanations in economics. See also business cycles.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • trade cycle — /ˈtreɪd saɪkəl/ (say trayd suykuhl) noun → business cycle …   Australian English dictionary

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