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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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conductive troughs (CTs) are heated using high intensity resistance elements embedded in baffle and side pocket panels (BSPP) integrated into the sidewalls of the trough.
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We devise intricate schemes to keep water troughs from freezing that inevitably fail.
Ioan, of Gwern, Saron, near Caernarfon, was only too aware of the shortcomings of silage troughs used by sheep when lambing indoors.