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quantitative easingnoun [U]

uk   /ˌkwɒn.tɪ.tə.tɪvˈiːz.ɪŋ/  us   /ˌkwɑːn.t̬ə.teɪ.t̬ɪv-/ specialized
the ​act of a country's ​centralbankincreasing the ​amount of ​money in the ​economy at a ​time when interestrates are very ​low as a way of ​increasingeconomicgrowth
(Definition of quantitative easing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quantitative easingnoun [U]

uk   us   (abbreviation QE) FINANCE, ECONOMICS, BANKING
the ​act by a country's centralbank of ​increasing the moneysupply (= ​amount of ​money in the ​economy) at a ​time when ​interestrates are very ​low, as a way of ​increasingeconomicgrowth: The Bank of England ​embarked upon a ​programme of ​printingmoney or ​quantitativeeasing, during March 2009.
(Definition of quantitative easing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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