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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dumpingnoun

    selling goods abroad at a price below that charged in the domestic market


  1. dumpingnoun

    the disposal of something no longer needed, or of no value

  2. dumpingnoun

    selling goods at less than their normal price, especially in the export market as a means of securing a monopoly


  1. dumping

    Dumping is an international trade term that refers to the practice of a country or company exporting a product at a price that is either below the price it charges in its home market or is lower than the cost of production. This action is usually intended to increase market share or drive out competition in the importing country, but it can potentially be damaging to the domestic industries of the importing country. It may also be considered a predatory pricing practice and seen as unfair trade, often subjected to trade rules and regulations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dumping

    of Dump


  1. Dumping

    In economics, "dumping" is a kind of predatory pricing, especially in the context of international trade. It occurs when manufacturers export a product to another country at a price either below the price charged in its home market or below its cost of production.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Dumping

    A word which has come into prominence relative to Mr Chamberlain’s Fiscal Policy. In various forms the verb dump may be met with in Teutonic and Scandinavian tongues, meaning to “pitch down,” “throw down in a lump,” etc. etc. A “Dump Cart” in America is one that tilts up in front, and so “dumps” its load behind.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dumping in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dumping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of dumping in a Sentence

  1. Greg Autry:

    There's no reason for it other than to cause damage in the market and try to grab market share through price dumping, but that's because the rockets that they're using are actually Chinese ICBMs that they've been given for free.

  2. Sajid Javid:

    It is completely unacceptable for our people to be either deliberate or accidental targets, or for our streets, our parks and towns to be dumping grounds for poison.

  3. Emily Fletcher:

    We’re dumping cortisol and adrenaline in the body, and then we wonder why we can’t get in the mood for sex.

  4. Gareth Stace:

    This is far from job done. The dumping of Chinese steel continues and must be stopped.

  5. Carsten Menke:

    Hence, this looks like a tit-for-tat response from the steel mills who were feeling international pressure from steel anti-dumping investigations and tariffs.

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  • DumpingGerman
  • hävittäminen, dumppaus, heittää, dumppaaminenFinnish
  • vente à perte, dumpingFrench
  • ダンピング, 不当廉売Japanese
  • 덤핑Korean
  • vânzare sub valoarea mărfii, dumpingRomanian
  • сваливание, демпинг, сброс, бросовый экспорт, сбрасывание, демпинговая продажаRussian
  • 倾销Chinese

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