Definition of countercyclical in English:

countercyclical

Pronunciation /ˌkaʊntəˈsɪklɪk(ə)l//ˌkaʊntəˈsʌɪklɪk(ə)l/

adjective

Economics
  • Contrary to or tending to counteract the fluctuations in an economic cycle.

    ‘they used countercyclical monetary policy to try to stabilize prices’
    • ‘We know that the share of self-employment in the economy is a countercyclical measure.’
    • ‘In the early 1960s, party policymakers moved beyond these built-in countercyclical effects.’
    • ‘In effect, the total economy possesses an automatic countercyclical mechanism.’
    • ‘The committee tried to make emergency checks permanent with about $66 billion for countercyclical payments over 10 years.’
    • ‘Even prior to the advent of these grants, welfare's role as a countercyclical measure was waning.’

Pronunciation

countercyclical

/ˌkaʊntəˈsɪklɪk(ə)l//ˌkaʊntəˈsʌɪklɪk(ə)l/