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National debt

  • 1 national debt — n [C usually singular] the total amount of money owed by the government of a country ▪ The government taxed fuel highly in order to finance the national debt …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 national debt — n. the total debt incurred by the central government of a nation, specif. by the federal government of the U.S …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 national debt — noun count * the total amount of money that the government of a country has borrowed and still owes …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 national debt — ► NOUN ▪ the total amount of money which a country s government has borrowed …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 national debt — Treasury bills, notes, bonds, and other debt obligations that constitute the debt owed by the federal government. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * national debt national debt ➔ debt * * *    The total indebtedness of a government resulting… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 national debt —    In order to join the European Monetary Union on 1 January 1999 Spain must first fulfil the convergence criterion for public debt, which states that the budget deficit must not exceed 3 percent of GDP and total public sector debt 60 percent of… …

    Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • 7 national debt — noun the debt of the national government (as distinguished from the debts of individuals and businesses and political subdivisions) • Hypernyms: ↑debt * * * noun, pl ⋯ debts [count] : the total amount of money that the government of a country… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 national debt — the financial obligations of a national government resulting from deficit spending. Also called public debt. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * or public debt Total indebtedness of a government, especially as evidenced by securities issued to investors. The… …

    Universalium

  • 9 national debt */ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms national debt : singular national debt plural national debts economics the total amount of money that the government of a country has borrowed and still owes …

    English dictionary

  • 10 national debt — Synonyms and related words: accounts payable, accounts receivable, amount due, bad debts, bill, bills, borrowing, charges, chits, debt, due, dues, financial commitment, floating debt, funded debt, indebtedness, indebtment, liability, maturity,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 national debt — na′tional debt′ n. bus the financial obligations of a national government Also called public debt • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 national debt — /næʃnəl ˈdɛt/ (say nashnuhl det) noun the financial indebtedness of a country in respect of money borrowed for national purposes, as opposed to the personal liabilities of its inhabitants. Compare foreign debt …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 national debt — public debt, total debt of a nation …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 national debt — The debt of the United States and federal agencies held by the public. In other words, the debt of the United States plus the debts of the federal agencies less United States securities held by federal agencies and federal trust funds, and… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 15 national debt — noun Any money owed by the government of a nation …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 national debt — noun the total amount of money which a country s government has borrowed …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 national debt — noun (C) the total amount of money owed by the government of a country …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 National Debt — /næʃ(ə)nəl det/ noun money borrowed by a government …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 19 National Debt — /ˌnæʃ(ə)nəl det/ noun money borrowed by a government …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 20 national debt — Econ, Fin the total borrowing of a country’s central government that is unpaid …

    The ultimate business dictionary