special drawing rights

special drawing rights

noun
the reserve asset created through the International Monetary Fund as a supplement to gold and U.S. dollars, for use among the member governments in settling international payments. Abbreviation: SDR, S.D.R.

Origin:
1965–70

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special drawing rights
 
pl n
(sometimes capitals) SDRs the reserve assets of the International Monetary Fund on which member nations may draw in proportion to their contribution to the Fund

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