mon·e·ta·rism (mŏnĭ-tə-rĭz′əm, mŭn-)
1. A theory holding that economic variations within a given system, such as changing rates of inflation, are most often caused by increases or decreases in the money supply.
2. A policy that seeks to regulate an economy by altering the domestic money supply, especially by increasing it in a moderate but steady manner.
mone·ta·rist adj. & n.
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