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"central bank" in British English

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central banknoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​bank that ​providesservices to a ​nationalgovernment, puts the ​officialfinancialplans of that ​government into ​operation, and ​controls the ​amount of ​money in the ​economy
(Definition of central bank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"central bank" in Business English

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central banknoun [C]

uk   us   (also national bank, also reserve bank)
BANKING, FINANCE, GOVERNMENT the ​officialbank of a country, whose ​responsibilities typically ​include making ​moneyavailable and ​controllinginterestrates: Japan's ​centralbank has ​held its ​keyinterestrate unchanged at 0.1%.
(Definition of central bank from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “central bank”
in Chinese (Simplified) 中央银行…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中央銀行…
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