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English definition of “bounce”


noun [C, usually singular]     /baʊns/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE a sudden increase in value, price, etc.: Dealers took their cue from a strong bounce on Wall Street to push prices higher.a bounce in sth Confidence is growing that we will see a bounce in consumer spending. Today's recovery is being led by a bounce in the technology sector.a bounce back Despite a bounce back in prices after the sales, the volume of business in stores rose in August. → See also dead cat bounce
(Definition of bounce noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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