Definition of durable goods in English:

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durable goods


plural noun

North American
Goods not for immediate consumption and able to be kept for a period of time.
Example sentences
  • Manufacturers and retailers of durable goods - cars, furniture and major electrical appliances - are particularly vulnerable to swings in consumer confidence.
  • From April to July, shipments of durable goods rose 4.6%, but inventories fell 2%.
  • We've been hit particularly hard because what we export, which are durable goods, have the greatest cyclical swing, both on the upside and on the downside.

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Syllabification: du·ra·ble goods

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