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[keyn-zee-uh n]
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  1. of or relating to the economic theories, doctrines, or policies of Keynes or his followers, especially the policy of maintaining high employment and controlling inflation by varying the interest rates, tax rates, and public expenditure.
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  1. a person who maintains or supports the theories, doctrines, or policies of Keynes.
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Origin of Keynesian

First recorded in 1935–40; Keynes + -ian
Related formsKeynes·i·an·ism, noun
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Word Origin and History for keynesian


1937 (adj.), 1942 (n.), from name of British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946).

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