Definition of Contractionary

1. Adjective. Tending to cause contraction. ¹



2. Adjective. (economics) Tending to reduce the size of the money supply. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contractionary

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contractionary

contractibleness
contractile
contractile organ
contractile proteins
contractile ring
contractile stricture
contractile vacuole
contractilities
contractility
contracting
contraction
contraction band
contraction band necrosis
contraction stress test
contractional
contractionary (current term)
contractions
contractive
contractivity
contractless
contractor
contractor combatant
contractorization
contractors
contractours
contracts
contractual
contractual obligation
contractual psychiatry
contractual psychotherapy

Literary usage of Contractionary

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1. An Overview of South African Human Resources Development by Andre Kraak (2005)
"contractionary effects Government's economic achievements with respect to ... The next section highlights the contractionary effects of government's ..."

2. Banking Sector Reform and Credit Control in China by Eric Girardin (1997)
"If they believe that contractionary policies will be short-lived, ... Thus, a contractionary monetary policy will not reduce demand more than supply if it ..."

3. Financial Liberalization and the Internal Structure of Capital Markets in by Miguel Urrutia (1988)
"But towards the end of phase 2 (1981-1982), when the domestic financial crisis exploded, and the contractionary effects of the international recession and ..."

4. Norway by OECD (2005)
"The contractionary effect of developments on the expenditure side of the budget is neutralised by changes in the composition of government revenues. ..."

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