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purchasing power

noun [U]
 
 
ECONOMICS
a measure of how much one unit of a particular currency can buy at a particular time: The purchasing power of the dollar was much greater in the 1960s than now.
Translations of “purchasing power”
in Chinese (Traditional) 購買力, 貨幣的購買力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 购买力, 货币的购买力…
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