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English definition of “special drawing rights”

special drawing rights

noun [plural]     (abbreviation SDR) ECONOMICS, MONEY
a currency created by the International Monetary Fund , used for payments between countries : The IMF committed $24 billion in special drawing rights to member countries in the fiscal year .
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