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Definition of "expansionary" []

  • Tending toward or causing expansion: the empire's expansionary policies in Asia. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "expansionary" in a sentence
  • "Osborne insists that Britain will enjoy what he calls "expansionary austerity", because the knowledge that the government is getting to grips with the public finances will engender confidence and encourage private spending to replace the cuts in public spending."
  • "That takes the form of eliminating structural deficits and decreasing public-debt/GDP ratios in expansionary times, but that is really just score-keeping for the underlying purpose."
  • "That would put domestic political pressure on the Bundesbank to engage in expansionary policies, and German central bankers like nothing less than expansionary monetary policy."
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