from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A systematic record of a nation's total payments to foreign countries, including the price of imports and the outflow of capital and gold, along with the total receipts from abroad, including the price of exports and the inflow of capital and gold.
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- noun A
measureof all flowsof moneyinto and out of a countryincluding payments for goods and services and capital flows.
- noun The systematic
recordof such transactions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a system of recording all of a country's economic transactions with the rest of the world over a period of one year
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