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balance of payments


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A measure of all flows of money into and out of a country including payments for goods and services and capital flows.
  • n. The systematic record of such transactions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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