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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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As before, the Ghost swung out of the trough, lifting her deck again out of the sea, and dashed before the howling blast.
This time, though we were continually half- buried, there was no trough in which to be swept, and we drifted squarely down upon the upturned boat, badly smashing it as it was heaved inboard.
100, but Wengerd says the troughs can be built to almost any length.
Heavy monsoon rains are associated with monsoon troughs as 'most of the active transient disturbances producing the monsoon rain develop and move along the monsoon trough region.
But within a few months, my husband and I developed a raised-bed system using eight galvanized cattle troughs.
Using the computer-aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP) techniques, the positions of troughs and drilling depths were simulated preoperatively, and the drilling templates were fabricated to guide the trough preparation intraoperatively.
Upper-level troughs tend to directly overlie large, deep cold air masses.
Teknomek, a leading provider of hygienic stainless steel furniture and equipment, has extended and redesigned its range of wash troughs and dispensers.
Materials: four plastic troughs, their fixtures and end caps, four pieces of wood about 5 feet long each, dowels and screws, a ruler, a pencil, a handsaw and a drill.
All of the maintenance troughs were collected after 48-hour inter-dialytic periods with 41.
In the city of Karlsruhe is collected at collection points listed below in containers provided by the contractor / troughs of the resulting scrap and then delivered to the recycling / disposal to the contractor.
Another semi-link sees recurrent surface anticyclonic cores making their way in southerly latitudes (+40[degrees]S) pushing both vortex cores and their troughs to the north (Cape coast) with cut-off potential.