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TANGENCY: A geometric condition that occurs when two curves touch at a single point with identical slopes at that point. This condition of tangency surfaces in several different areas of economic analysis, including indifference curve analysis (tangency between an indifference curve and budget line) and monopolistic competition (tangency between demand curve and long-run average cost curve). The tangency between two curves should be contrasted with the condition of intersection, in which two cross at a single point but do not have identical slopes.

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3-6-3 RULE: An informal rule of operation of savings and loan associations in the 1950s and 1960s in which a 3 percent interest was paid on savings accounts, a 6 percent interest was charged for mortgage loans, and the president was playing golf by 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon. This informal rule is used to indicate that the savings and loan industry during this period was far removed from the high-stressed financial markets that characterize modern banking.

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PRICE MAKER

A buyer or seller that possess sufficient market control to affect the price of the good. From the selling side of the market, a monopoly is the best example of a price maker. From the buying side of the market, a monopsony is also a price maker. This is one of two alternatives related to control over price. The other is price taker. Price maker is also termed price setter.

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