The transition point between economic recession and recovery. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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trough trough [trɒf ǁ trɒːf] noun [countable] FINANCE ECONOMICS
the lowest point in a series of prices, values etc:

• the peaks and troughs of investing in stocks and shares

• When would the nation come out of its economic trough?

— trough verb [intransitive] :

• This is the biggest fall in economic activity since the recession troughed five years ago.

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trough UK US /trɒf/ noun [C]
a situation in which something has reached its lowest level, price, etc. before going up again: »

Your monthly payments will smooth over any peaks and troughs in the price of the shares.


Growth in services slowed to its lowest since the trough of the recession.

trough UK US /trɒf/ verb [I] INFORMAL
to reach a low level, price, etc. before going up again: »

The economy troughed six months ago and is now growing again.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Trough — may refer to: * Trough (food), a container for animal feed (syn: manger) * Trough (geology), a long depression less steep than a trench * Trough (meteorology), an elongated region of low atmospheric pressure * Trough (physics), the lowest point… …   Wikipedia

  • Trough — (tr[o^]f), n. [OE. trough, trogh, AS. trog, troh; akin to D., G., & Icel. trog, Sw. tr[*a]g, Dan. trug; probably originally meaning, made of wood, and akin to E. tree. [root]63 & 241. See {Tree}, and cf. {Trug}.] 1. A long, hollow vessel,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trough — [trɔf US tro:f] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(container)¦ 2¦(low point)¦ 3¦(waves)¦ 4¦(weather)¦ 5 have your nose/snout in the trough ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: trog] 1.) ¦(CONTAINER)¦ a long narrow open container that holds water or food for animals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trough — [ trɔf ] noun count 1. ) a long narrow open container used for holding food or water for animals: a cattle trough 2. ) a low area between two high waves or hills: The boat lay almost helpless in the trough of the waves. 3. ) a period when… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trough — trough; trough·ton; …   English syllables

  • trough — O.E. trog, from P.Gmc. *trugoz (Cf. O.Fris., O.S., O.N. trog, M.Du. troch, Du. trog, O.H.G. troc, Ger. trog), perhaps ultimately from PIE *drukos, from root *dru wood, tree (see TREE (Cf. tree)). Originally pronounced in English with a hard …   Etymology dictionary

  • trough — [n] gutter, depression canal, channel, crib, cup, dike, dip, ditch, duct, flume, furrow, gully, hollow, manger, moat, trench, watercourse; concepts 509,513 …   New thesaurus

  • trough — ► NOUN 1) a long, narrow open container for animals to eat or drink out of. 2) a channel used to convey a liquid. 3) an elongated region of low barometric pressure. 4) a hollow between two wave crests in the sea. 5) a point of low activity or… …   English terms dictionary

  • trough — [trôf, träf] n. [ME < OE trog, akin to Ger < IE * druk < base * deru ,TREE: basic sense, “hollowed wooden object”] 1. a long, narrow, open container of wood, stone, etc. for holding water or food for animals 2. any similarly shaped… …   English World dictionary

  • trough — [[t]trɒ̱f, AM trɔ͟ːf[/t]] troughs 1) N COUNT A trough is a long narrow container from which farm animals drink or eat. The old stone cattle trough still sits by the main entrance. 2) N COUNT A trough is a low area between two big waves on the sea …   English dictionary

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