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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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The portable, versatile beltline maintenance tool is designed to safely lift fully loaded, troughed or flat conveyor belts.
That's not to say we don't have that attitude ourselves but we peaked and troughed too much to win.
In the rest of the period, the methods concur: the upturn ended in 1998 and the subsequent downturn troughed in 2003.
While conveyors may seem like they merit little consideration, the sheer variety could start one's head spinning: Flat idler belt, apron, troughed, vibratory feeder and slider bed are just a few.
If you do get a table then you can expect to enjoy the best fish dish you've ever had, according to my brother and his wife, who left me to babysit while they troughed to their hearts' content.
As the Nasdaq peaked and troughed, those hearty enough to stomach the rollercoaster made and lost millions day to day.
Robsons are supplying and installing a troughed belt conveyor and vibratory feeder that will carry the mixture of stones, soil and water from the beet flume to a rotary washer.
rates, the runup in European yields likely reflects the belief that short-term rates have troughed, as the incipient recovery in Asia not only reduces the drag on European exports but also attenuates deflationary pressures on European import prices.
Used for deburring, descaling, cleaning, roughening, matt/satin finishing and shotpeening, the continuous machine features a unique transport system utilizing a horizontal troughed belt that constantly rotates the parts as they proceed through the continuous machine design.
In addition to his chicken-bone masterpieces, von Bruenchenhein (1910-83) produced mesmerizing paintings, initially inspired by H-bomb explosions; ceramic crowns made from the clay that he scavanged out of the troughed earth left in the wake of bulldozers; and naive erotic photographs that turned his beloved wife into a larger-than-life sex goddess.
Last year troughed off the promotional business as the industry shifted to better-quality goods at retail prices customers were willing to pay, and now I'd place the promotional chair level at only about 20 percent of the business.
In "Problem of Knowledge" one instance given of the past's recalcitrance is the question, "Was it a sandal smote the troughed stone?