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[ik-span-shuh-ner-ee] /ɪkˈspæn ʃəˌnɛr i/
tending toward expansion:
an expansionary economy.
Origin of expansionary
1935-40; expansion + -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And it's also rushing toward a too-fast fiscal tightening while allowing expansionary monetary policy to expire.
  • So they stuck with expansionary policies long after recovery was under way.
  • The fiscal policy is pretty expansionary there, with the government spending twice what it takes in.
  • It promised expansionary contraction and that hasn't happened.
  • The result was an expansionary bias in policy and, eventually, inflation.
  • Support programs for low income households and infrastructure spending are found to be highly expansionary.
  • More expansionary economic policies would significantly reduce the surplus.
  • But almost all economists recommend instead an expansionary fiscal policy, fueled if necessary by larger deficits.
  • First, it can come from government, which is not in a terrifically expansionary mood at the moment.
  • In all six episodes, policy was expansionary leading up to the peak.

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