Definition of Counter-cyclical:
Contrary to or tending to counteract the fluctuations in an economic cycle.
Movement in a direction opposite to that of a normal, or current, cycle or trend. Demand for staple food items, for example, is normally counter-cyclical to the overall economic cycle: it falls during times of general prosperity (more people eat out) and rises during economic contraction (more people eat at home).
Meaning of Counter-cyclical & Counter-cyclical Definition