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- n. inactivity
- n. being stagnant; being without circulation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition of being stagnant; cessation of flowing or circulation, as of a fluid; the state of being motionless.
- n. The cessation of action, or of brisk action; the state of being dull.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition of being stagnant; the cessation of flow or circulation in a fluid; the state of being without flow, or of being motionless.
- n. Lack or absence of briskness or activity; inertness; dullness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
- n. a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
In his view of history, other developing countries heeded the "Washington Consensus" to dismantle every possible restraint on markets—and "ended up in economic collapse and long-term stagnation."
Wage stagnation is the result of political changes that have made it possible for there to be huge concentrations of income at the very top, and rising health care costs.
Highlighting the gloomy mood in financial markets, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan warned over the weekend that the global economy faces long-term stagnation.
The political rivalries of various kings and princes, as well as actual wars, the outbreaks of plagues, the incursions and invasions of the Muslims into European countries, along with a certain stagnation within European culture, such as an obsessive and sterile tendency toward speculation, and other, less important factors, heavily influenced Western learning and culture.
"However, action is needed urgently to tackle short-term stagnation and a lack of business confidence, damaged by the ongoing euro zone crisis."
While it may work briefly, it destroys the incentive to innovate and ends up costing more and more in stagnation every year that it is implemented.
Medium term stagnation with product price inflation will be the result.
A trend of less than a decade doesn't put us on an ineluctable path towards longer-term stagnation.
After a period of long-term stagnation, wages only grew by 1.9 percent and there's no sign that will change.
On the contrary Kling, the probability of stagnation is only 18. 56777777774% not the preposterous 25% that you claim!
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