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Acting counter to an economic cycle: a countercyclical federal aid program.
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having the effect of checking or reversing fluctuations in the national economy or the finances of a business
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coun•ter•cy•cli•cal(ˌkaʊn tərˈsaɪ klɪ kəl, -ˈsɪk lɪ-)
opposing or designed to oppose a trend, esp. that of an economic cycle.
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