International Monetary Fund


noun

an international organization that promotes the stabilization of the world's currencies and maintains a monetary pool from which member nations can draw in order to correct a deficit in their balance of payments: a specialized agency of the United Nations. Abbreviation: IMF, I.M.F.

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British Dictionary definitions for International Monetary Fund

International Monetary Fund

noun

an international financial institution organized in 1945 to promote international trade by increasing the exchange stability of the major currencies. A fund is maintained out of which member nations with temporary balance-of-payments deficits may make withdrawalsAbbreviation: IMF
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Cultural definitions for International Monetary Fund

International Monetary Fund

An agency, dominated by wealthy nations, that lends money to developing nations.

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