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{adj: automatic} operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control
"automatic transmission"
"a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
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{n: deficit spending, compensatory spending, pump priming} spending money raised by borrowing; used by governments to stimulate their economy

{n: federal deficit} an excess of the federal government's spending over its revenue
"federal deficits can cause inflation"


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