Definition of monetary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmʌnɪtri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌnɪteri//
[only before noun]
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connected with money, especially all the money in a country monetary policy/growth an item of little monetary value closer European political, monetary and economic union Synonymseconomicfinancial commercial monetary budgetaryThese words all describe activities or situations that are connected with the use of money, especially by a business or country.economic connected with the trade, industry and development of wealth of a country, an area or a society:This book deals with the social, economic and political issues of the period.financial connected with money and finance:She had got into financial difficulties. Tokyo is a major financial centre.commercial connected with the buying and selling of goods and services.monetary (formal or finance) connected with money, especially all the money in a country:closer European monetary unionbudgetary (finance) connected with a budget (= the money available or a plan of how it will be spent).Patterns economic/​financial/​commercial/​monetary/​budgetary affairs/​decisions the economic/​financial/​commercial/​budgetary climate the economic/​financial/​commercial side of something a(n) economic/​financial/​commercial centre Word Origin early 19th cent.: from French monétaire or late Latin monetarius, from Latin moneta ‘money’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: monetary