-driven

-driven
-driven -driven [drɪvn] suffix
1. COMMERCE if something is petrol-driven, computer-driven etc, it is operated or controlled by petrol, a computer etc:

• Lower interest rates set off computer-driven 'buy programs' that sent stocks soaring late in the day.

• Changes in the regulations will allow the company to sell satellite-driven phone services worldwide.

2. MARKETING COMMERCE if something is market-driven, client-driven etc, the market or the client is the main force or influence on it:

• We listen to our customers. We are a client-driven firm.

• In a market-driven economy, people are forced to invest by the need to make profits.

• As the PC market has become price-driven, Compaq's market share has dropped.

• Japan is less export-driven than in the past.

— compare -led, -oriented

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-driven suffix
caused or influenced by something or someone: »

The company's policies are essentially cost-driven.

»

consumer-driven/market-driven/product-driven

moved, operated, or controlled by something: »

The decline accelerated in late afternoon as computer-driven selling kicked in.

»

diesel-driven/gas-driven/electrically-driven vehicle


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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