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absolute advantage (s), absolute advantages (pl) (noun forms)
In economics, the ability of a country, individual, company, or region to produce more of a good or service with the same amount of resources, or the same amount of a good or service with fewer resources, than the cost at which any other comparable entity produces that good or service.
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absolute advantage
1. The ability to produce a unit of a product using fewer resources than any another producer.
2. A country has an absolute advantage if its output per unit of input of all goods and services produced is greater than that of another country.

If one person, firm, or country can produce more of something with the same amount of effort and resources, they have an absolute advantage over other producers.

The question of what to specialize in and how to maximize the benefits from international trade is determined according to comparative advantage that identifies which activities a country, firm, or individual is most efficient at doing. Both absolute and comparative advantages may change significantly over time.

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