pump priming
noun Date: 1936 government investment expenditures designed to induce a self-sustaining expansion of economic activity

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  • pump priming — Ⅰ. pump priming UK US noun [U] (also pump priming) ECONOMICS ► the process of investing money in order to encourage the development of a business, economy, etc.: »After three years of careful pump priming, the industry is now up and running. Ⅱ.… …   Financial and business terms

  • pump-priming — ˈpump ˌpriming noun [uncountable] ECONOMICS encouraging a business, industry, or economy to develop by putting money into it. For example, a government may increase its spending in order to increase economic activity during a recession: • the… …   Financial and business terms

  • pump-priming — pump prim·ing or pump priming (pŭmpʹprī mĭng) n. Government action taken to stimulate the economy, as spending money in the commercial sector, cutting taxes, or reducing interest rates. * * * …   Universalium

  • pump-priming — pumpˈ priming noun 1. Starting a pump working efficiently by introducing fluid to drive out the air 2. Investing money in order to stimulate commerce, local support, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑pump …   Useful english dictionary

  • pump-priming — pump .priming n [U] the process of trying to help a business, industry, or country to develop by giving it money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pump priming — ☆ pump priming n. large expenditures by a government, designed to stimulate expenditures by private industry …   English World dictionary

  • Pump Priming — The action taken to stimulate an economy, usually during a recessionary period, through government spending, and interest rate and tax reductions. The term pump priming is derived from the operation of older pumps; a suction valve had to be… …   Investment dictionary

  • pump priming — noun 1. spending money raised by borrowing; used by governments to stimulate their economy • Syn: ↑deficit spending, ↑compensatory spending • Hypernyms: ↑spending, ↑disbursement, ↑disbursal, ↑outlay 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • pump priming — pump′ prim ing n. bus gov the spending of government funds in commercial enterprises as a means of stimulating the economy • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • pump-priming — noun 1》 the introduction of fluid into a pump to prepare it for working. 2》 the stimulation of economic activity by investment. Derivatives pump prime verb pump primer noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • pump priming — /pʌmp ˈpraɪmɪŋ/ (say pump pruyming) noun 1. the procedure of filling a pump with fluid so as to expel air and increase its starting efficiency. 2. government action aimed at stimulating an economic recovery, as by increasing expenditure and… …   Australian English dictionary

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