countercyclical


coun·ter·cy·cli·cal

adjective \-ˈsī-kli-kəl, -ˈsi-\

Definition of COUNTERCYCLICAL

:  calculated to check excessive developments in a business cycle :  compensatory <countercyclical budget policies>
coun·ter·cy·cli·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of COUNTERCYCLICAL

1944

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