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bank reservesnoun [plural]

uk   us   ECONOMICS, BANKING
an ​amount of ​moneyequal to a ​percentage of their ​total deposits (= ​money put into a ​bank) that ​banks must have ​available for ​customers to take out: US Federal Reserve ​officials are relying on ​interestpaid on ​bankreserves to ​help stem ​inflation once the ​economystabilizes.
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