velocity

The number of times a dollar is spent, or turns over, in a specific period of time. Velocity affects the amount of economic activity generated by a given money supply. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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velocity ve‧lo‧ci‧ty [vˈlɒsti ǁ vˈlɑː-] noun [uncountable]
ECONOMICS the number of times a particular unit of money is spent over a period of time. A country's GDP is the total amount of money available and its velocity:

• Unless there is a sharp rise in velocity, a more inflationary monetary policy would be appropriate.

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velocity UK US /vɪˈlɒsəti/ noun [U]
the speed at which something happens or moves: »

If national companies cannot produce at the same velocity that people demand goods, they need to import them from outside.

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Online payments have improved the velocity of trade.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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