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noun [countable] taper pronunciation in American English /ˈteɪpər/
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  1. 3
    economics a gradual reduction in the amount of new money which is supplied by a central bank in order to aid economic recovery
    When Ben Bernanke first floated the idea of the taper, the notion was that the trigger for the taper would be falling unemployment.
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    a gradual reduction in support for the economy, as the level of quantitative easing (=money put into the economy by a central bank) is reduced
    Yields on U.S. Treasury debt had risen over the summer as a result of the market's expectation that the so-called "taper" would begin late this year.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/09/2013


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