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countercyclical

[ koun-ter-sahy-kli-kuhl, -sik-li- ]
/ ˌkaʊn tərˈsaɪ klɪ kəl, -ˈsɪk lɪ- /
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adjective
opposing the trend of a business or economic cycle; countervailing: a countercyclical monetary policy.
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