liquidity [li-kwid-i-tee] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a liquid state or quality.
  2. the ability or ease with which assets can be converted into cash.

Origin of liquidity From the Latin word liquiditās, dating back to 1610–20. See liquid, -ity Examples from the Web for liquidity Contemporary Examples of liquidity

  • But in these times of austerity, it may not have that kind of liquidity lying around.

    Why Draghi is Skipping Jackson Hole: Time and Money?

    Alex Klein

    August 28, 2012

  • With liquidity so low, share prices began to wildly fluctuate.

    How Wall Street Computers Almost Killed Knight Trading

    Alex Klein, Matthew Zeitlin

    August 7, 2012

  • There’s the John Maynard Keynes character arguing for fiscal stimulus to jolt the economy out of a liquidity trap.

    David Mamet’s Right Turn

    David Frum

    May 9, 2012

  • Some of those sales are likely going to come from employees, who will thus get liquidity.

    Facebook’s $50 Billion Goldman Goldmine

    David Kirkpatrick

    January 3, 2011

  • By buying U.S. government debt, the Fed is pumping $600 billion of liquidity into the American economy as stimulus.

    Showdown in Seoul

    Gordon G. Chang

    November 10, 2010

  • Historical Examples of liquidity

  • The prevailing ideas in such circumstances are peace and liquidity!

    Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Cones built of lava vary in form according to the liquidity of the lava.

    The Elements of Geology

    William Harmon Norton

  • In many a place, criminals are the only ones who have any liquidity at all.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • Such loans lack the liquidity which the bank must insist upon.

    The Value of Money

    Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

  • But banks do need a substantial margin of liquidity, to protect the rest.

    The Value of Money

    Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

  • British Dictionary definitions for liquidity liquidity noun

    1. the possession of sufficient liquid assets to discharge current liabilities
    2. the state or quality of being liquid

    Word Origin and History for liquidity n.

    1610s, “quality of being liquid,” from Late Latin liquiditatem (nominative liquiditas), from Latin liquidus (see liquid). Meaning “quality of being financially liquid” is from 1897.

    liquidity in Culture liquidity [(li-kwid-uh-tee)]

    The condition of having enough money on hand to meet financial obligations without having to sell fixed assets, such as machinery or equipment.

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