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English definition of “balance of payments”

balance of payments

noun [no plural]     mainly UK
the difference between how much a country pays to other countries and how much it gets paid by other countries Economics and the state of the economy
(Definition of balance of payments noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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