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English definition of “buoyancy”


noun [U]
success and a lot of activity in an economy, market, etc.: Costs have been pushed up by the buoyancy of the public sector.
the condition of increasing or staying at a high level: The news failed to give buoyancy to the company's shares.
(Definition of buoyancy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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