machines and tools used in the production of other goods (contrasted with consumer goods).
Historical Examples

The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays Thorstein Veblen

plural noun
(economics) goods that are themselves utilized in the production of other goods rather than being sold to consumers Also called producer goods Compare consumer goods


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