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purchasing power


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

  • n. The ability to purchase, generally measured by income.
  • n. The value of a particular monetary unit in terms of the goods or services that can be purchased with it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The amount of goods and services that can be bought with a unit of currency or by consumers.
  • n. The ability of a large collective or company to negotiate more favourable prices and terms than a smaller group or company.


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