from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Intended to compensate for immoderate developments in a business cycle: a countercyclical federal aid program.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Moving in the opposite direction as the overall state of an economy
- adj. Dampening the cyclical fluctuations of an economy.
From counter- + cyclical. (Wiktionary)