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stimulus

noun [C or U]     /ˈstɪmjələs/ (plural stimuli /ˈstɪmjəlaɪ/) ECONOMICS
something that encourages growth or causes activity: a stimulus to sth We would support a further cut in interest rates as a stimulus to economic growth.a stimulus for sth Tax cuts are the classic stimulus for a sluggish economy. → See also fiscal stimulus, economic stimulus, monetary stimulus
(Definition of stimulus noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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