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Of or relating to the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes, especially those theories advocating government monetary and fiscal programs designed to increase employment and stimulate business activity.
A supporter of Keynes's economic theories.

Keynes′i·an·ism n.


(ˈkeɪn zi ən)

1. pertaining to the economic theories of Keynes, esp. that the level of national income and employment both depend on consumption and investment spending.
2. an advocate of the theories of Keynes.
Keynes′i•an•ism, n.


Typical of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes, particularly of his belief that governments must use monetary and fiscal regulation to keep unemployment down.
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Noun1.Keynesian - a follower of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Adj.1.Keynesian - of or relating to John Maynard Keynes or to his economic theories


[ˈkiːnzɪən] ADJ & Nkeynesiano/a m/f
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