Meaning of countercyclical

coun•ter•cy•cli•cal

Pronunciation: (koun"tur-sī'kli-kul, -sik'li-), [key]
— adj.,
  1. opposing the trend of a business or economic cycle; countervailing: a countercyclical monetary policy.
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