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English definition of “dirty float”

dirty float

noun [C]
 
 
ECONOMICS, FINANCE
a situation in which the value of a country's currency is allowed to change in relation to others, but is controlled by the government's central bank to keep it within a particular range: In our current international financial arrangement, called a dirty float, exchange rates fluctuate from day to day, but central banks attempt to influence their countries' exchange rates by buying and selling currencies.
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