purchasing power (def 1).
Also called buying power. the ability to purchase goods and services.
the value of money in terms of what it can buy at a specified time compared to what it could buy at some period established as a base:
the purchasing power of the dollar.
an act or instance of buying off; payment or bribe: The increased retirement benefit was a buyoff for employees who wanted salary increases.
an act or instance of buying out, especially of buying all or a controlling percentage of the shares in a company. Contemporary Examples Microsoft Buys Skype: Marc Andreessen on the Sale Dan Lyons May 9, 2011 The Paris Hilton of Tech Dan Lyons October 24, 2011 Funny Pages: How the National Lampoon Made American Humor […]
the law stating that if one stands with one’s back to the wind, in the Northern Hemisphere the atmospheric pressure will be lower on one’s left and in the Southern Hemisphere it will be lower on one’s right: descriptive of the relationship of horizontal winds to atmospheric pressure.
an act or instance of buying up: a spectacular buyup of the city’s most valuable real estate.