boom

(redirected from boomy)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

Boom

A period of rapid, strong economic and/or stock growth. For example, some developing countries post GDP growth of 10-12% per year, especially after they have liberalized their economic policies. Likewise, some stocks may become suddenly very popular, resulting in a boom. The dot-com bubble is one of the most famous examples of a stock boom. The problem with booms is that the growth is rarely sustainable, as investors become more and more speculative and take needless risks. Thus, most booms ultimately result in busts. Many economists believe the boom-and-bust cycle is an inevitable part of doing business, while others believe that government regulation can limit both booms and busts.

boom

see BUSINESS CYCLE.

boom

a phase of the BUSINESS CYCLE characterized by FULL EMPLOYMENT levels of output (ACTUAL GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT) and some upward pressure on the general PRICE LEVEL (see INFLATIONARY GAP). Boom conditions are dependent on there being a high level of AGGREGATE DEMAND, which may come about autonomously or be induced by expansionary FISCAL POLICY and MONETARY POLICY. See DEMAND MANAGEMENT.
References in periodicals archive ?
Don't get too close to the subject's mouth, or his voice will sound unnaturally boomy. Use a sturdy mic-stand on podiums, and get the microphone as close to the speaker as you can.
With so many action movies these days plastering the audience with boomy meaningless wallpaper, it's nice to be reminded of just how shocking gunfire really is.
"They don't have that boomy sound you get from dreadnaughts," the most common size for acoustic guitar bodies.
Sally Pinkas plays here with a winning combination of sturdy confidence and sweet sensitivity, and the production quality is outstanding--the recording was made at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, a large and ech oey space that is very effectively tamed to accommodate the intimate scale of these pieces, and the resulting sound is warm anti rich without being wet or boomy. (On the second disc in the set, Pinkas offers an 18-minute commentary on the Nocturnes.)
Color on print caught was lackluster, and soundtrack so boomy as to make the dialogue often incomprehensible.
The show isn't one of Edge's more imaginative productions, and the narrator sounds a little too scripted and boomy at times.
His low-key voice echoing gently around the baroque, boomy rotunda, Rapoport talked hopefully about building a solid progressive caucus in the state legislature, reforming the state's locked-up machine politics and energizing a grassroots base.
* Air space behind acoustical materials helps absorb low-frequency sound, and prevents the room from sounding "boomy."
"In my view, the consumers and businesspeople are right: this will not be the boomy kind of recovery we saw after the last recession or after most postwar recessions.
But this isn't the boomy, loose, out of control bass that appeals to bass-heads.
Add poorly-placed speakers to the mix, and you end up with significant distortion in music frequency (known as response peaks), making music boomy in the bass or shrill in the upper frequencies, causing ear fatigue and irritation.
The acoustic of Gloucester's Blackfriars Priory is contentious, boomy and with resonances garbling sounds as they reach to the remote back of the hall.