Definition of special drawing rights in English:

special drawing rights

Syllabification: spe·cial draw·ing rights
(abbreviation: SDR)


  • A form of international money, created by the International Monetary Fund, and defined as a weighted average of various convertible currencies.
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    • He gives pride of place to a proposal to expand the existing system of International Monetary Fund special drawing rights.
    • The second proposal recommends a new allocation of special drawing rights.
    • Twenty-five percent of each country's quota is paid in the form of special drawing rights.

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