countercyclical[ko̵unt′ər sik′li kəl]
countercyclical definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of fiscal policy that attempts to minimize extreme fluctuations in the business cycle, as by increasing spending and reducing taxes during periods of decline
countercyclical definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Intended to compensate for immoderate developments in a business cycle: a countercyclical federal aid program.