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Trough

The transition point between economic recession and recovery.

Trough

In a recession, the point of the most negative GDP growth that immediately precedes the beginning of recovery. In other words, it is the lowest point in a business cycle. The term comes from charting, in which the x-axis represents time and the y-axis represents GDP growth. In this situation, the low point of a business cycle looks like a trough or pit. A trough is also called a valley. See also: Peak.

trough

see BUSINESS CYCLE.
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A trough serum concentration just before the next dose at steady-state conditions would approximate the AUC and is considered the most practical and accurate method for monitoring vancomycin efficacy.
Keep a trough of Redmond salt within 10 feet of the watering area.
This particular trough was once placed on Water Street, beneath a natural spring where a PVC pipe now sticks out of the side of the hill, he said.
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In order to make the patterns more intuitive for the reader, the patterns are augmented by placing - and + where the troughs and peaks are located respectively.
Gp E (experimental) -- A paramecium received a train of shocks (one 60 ms shock every 500 ms) as long it was in the cathode half of the trough.
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While scrap sellers may worry that steelmaking consolidation gives the steel industry too much leverage, Parr noted that recent market troughs in pricing "are higher than earlier market peaks.
In a recent working paper, BEA economist Bruce Grimm found that the four monthly measures do not fully agree with the committee's peak and trough months.
Beyond this was Summary (Goodyear Ecology), an irrigated steel trough containing a tire track in wet dirt, complete with delicate blades of grass "excavated" from the artist's studio's yard.
Central banks and investors around the world breathed a sigh of relief when it became increasingly clear that the 7,600 low in the Nikkei 225 in April 2003 was the trough of the Heisei Depression.
The hypertufa trough containing the frog was molded on the inside of a black disposable plant container with ridges.