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deflation Explained

deflation at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


deflation at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] technical a reduction in the amount of money in a country's economy, so that prices fall or stop rising// inflation// -- deflationary adj // --the government's deflationary policies//

deflation at German => English Of Explained:

deflation, deflationary

deflation at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Contraction in the volume of available money or credit that results in a general decline in prices. Attempts are sometimes made to bring on deflation (through raising interest rates and tightening the money supply) in order to combat inflation and slow the economy. Deflation is characteristic of depressions and recessions.

deflation at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "deflation":
abasement, abatement, abridgment, alleviation, attenuation, break,
breakdown, cave-in, cheapening, collapse, comedown, contraction,
crash, cropper, cut, dampening, damping, debasement, decline,
decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction, depreciation,
depression, descent, devaluation, diminishment, diminution,
disgrace, dive, downfall, dump, dying, dying off, embarrassment,
extenuation, fade-out, fall, hangdog look, humbled pride,
humiliation, implosion, languishment, lessening, letdown, letup,
lowering, markdown, miniaturization, mitigation, mortification,
nose dive, plummet, plummeting, plunge, pratfall, price cut,
price fall, price reduction, prostration, put-down, reduction,
relaxation, sag, sagging, scaling down, self-abasement,
self-abnegation, self-diminishment, setdown, shame, shamefacedness,
shamefastness, simplicity, slash, slump, smash, stumble,
subtraction, tailspin, tumble, weakening

deflation at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 (economics) a reduction in the amount of money in a country's economy so that prices fall or remain the same
2 the action of air being removed from sth
deflationary adjective:
deflationary policies

deflation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and
dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind; "a
constant deflation of the desert landscape"
2: a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of
prices [ant: {inflation}, {disinflation}]
3: the act of letting the air out of something [ant: {inflation}]

deflation at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Inter: suffix » deflate|ion.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈfleɪʃən/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An act or instance of deflating.
    1. : The loss cause utter deflation and disappointment among the fans.
    2. Inter: economic » s A decrease in the general price level, that is, in the nominal cost of goods and services as well as wages.
    3. Inter: economics » euphemistic An economic contraction.
    4. Inter: quote-news » title=Stans to seek foreign trade|work=Christian Science Monitor|date=March 13|year=1969|passage=Beyond that, there is the hope that deflation of the US economy which the administration has in mind will, overtime; stem the import flood.
    5. Inter: quote-news » title=Unions Hold Key To British Stability|work=Milwaukee Sentinel|date=October 11|year=1976|passage=It also must be acknowledged that Britain's problems won't be solved by an abrupt deflation of the economy.
    6. Inter: quote-news » title=Valley Pipe Dream Wrecked Economy|work=Calgary Herald|date=June 3|year=1978|passage=The great deflation of the northern economy occurred with the rupturing of the Mackenzie Valley pipe dream.


      * Inter: sense » decrease in price level disinflation

  • Inter: sense » economic contraction impoverishment


    * inflation

    Derived terms

    * deflationary


    Inter: trans-top » instance of deflating

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|выкачивание|n|tr=vykáčivanije|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » во́здуха, га́за

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » decrease in the general price level
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|дефлация|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|通貨緊縮|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|通货紧缩|tr=tōnghuò jǐnsuō|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|deflace|f
    • Dutch: deflatie
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|deflatsioon
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|deflaatio
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|déflation|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Deflation|f
    • Interlingua: deflation

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|deflazione|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|デフレーション|tr=defurēshon|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|通貨収縮|tr=つうかしゅうしゅく, tsūka jūshuku|sc=Jpan Inter: qualifier » currency contraction, Inter: t+ » ja|収縮|tr=しゅうしゅく, jūshuku|sc=Jpan
  • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|អប្បផរណា|tr=ap pak por ro nar|sc=Khmr
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|deflacja|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дефляция|f|tr=defljácija|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|снижение цен|n|tr=snižénije cen|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|deflacija, Inter: t- » sh|дефлација|f
  • Spanish: deflación {{f}}
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|deflation
  • Vietnamese: (sự) giảm giá

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » economic contraction
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дефляция|f|tr=defljácija|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * defoliant
    Translation: ar » deflation
    Translation: cs » deflation
    Translation: et » deflation
    Translation: el » deflation
    Translation: es » deflation
    Translation: fr » deflation
    Translation: ko » deflation
    Translation: io » deflation
    Translation: id » deflation
    Translation: it » deflation
    Translation: lo » deflation
    Translation: pl » deflation
    Translation: ru » deflation
    Translation: fi » deflation
    Translation: sv » deflation
    Translation: ta » deflation
    Translation: tr » deflation
    Translation: vi » deflation
    Translation: zh » deflation

    Deflation at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » deflation


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de


    * Inter: audio » De-at-Deflation.ogg|Audio (Austria)


    Inter: head » de|noun|g=f
  • Inter: economics » lang=de deflation

  • Translation: de » Deflation
    Translation: ko » Deflation
    Translation: id » Deflation
    Translation: lo » Deflation
    Category: nds:Deflation -
    Translation: pl » Deflation
    Translation: sv » Deflation
    Translation: th » Deflation
    Translation: zh » Deflation

    déflation at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » deflation


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=fr


    From Inter: suffix » déflater|ation|lang=fr.


    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=deflation
  • Inter: economics » lang=fr deflation
    1. Inter: geology » lang=fr wind erosion


      * défoliant

    Translation: el » déflation
    Translation: fr » déflation
    Translation: ko » déflation
    Translation: io » déflation
    Translation: lo » déflation
    Translation: oc » déflation
    Translation: pl » déflation
    Translation: fi » déflation
    Translation: vi » déflation