Definition of the International Monetary Fund from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the International Monetary Fund

 
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an independent organization of the United Nations, created by the Bretton Woods Conference, which aims to encourage economic stability in countries all over the world. More than 150 countries are members. It was established in 1944 and is based in Washington, DC.