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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disposable income(noun)

    income (after taxes) that is available to you for saving or spending


  1. disposable income(n.)

    that portion of income which is available for spending on discretionary purchases; for individuals, it is usually calculated as total income less taxes. National disposable income, which is the disposable income of all individuals and businesses, is calculated as total national income minus taxes plus transfer payments. Dornbusch and Fischer (Macroeconomics)


  1. disposable income(Noun)

    The amount of a person's or group's monetary income which is available to be saved or spent (on either essential or non-essential items), after deducting all taxes and other governmental fees.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disposable income in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disposable income in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Georgiou:

    So that growth is huge, 400 million people over 12 or 13 years with disposable income to spend on entertainment and lifestyle. That’s a proxy for the size of the market.

  2. Craig Johnson:

    Real disposable income growth has remained weak and that has contributed to the growth and outperformance of off-price chains and the continued slowdown for department stores.

  3. Millan Mulraine:

    Overall, the tone of this report was disappointing as it points to a weak start to spending activity this year, despite the significant boost to disposable income from lower gasoline prices.

  4. Ian Claxton:

    The need for bulk wheat, corn and rice will increase as local GDP and disposable income increases, again from Thailand, India, the U.S.A. - if all is forgiven - and South America plus the Black Sea.

  5. Adam Sarhan:

    Things are looking positive since the shopping season coincided with a big drop in crude oil, which means lower gas prices, that translates to more disposable income, which could mean stronger retail sales.

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