American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of deflating or the condition of being deflated.
- n. A persistent decrease in the level of consumer prices or a persistent increase in the purchasing power of money because of a reduction in available currency and credit.
- n. The erosion of soil by the wind.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of deflating.
- n. In geology, denudation by the action of the wind bearing solid particles.
- n. An act or instance of deflating.
- n. economics A decrease in the general price level, that is, in the nominal cost of goods and services as well as wages.
- n. economics, euphemistic An economic contraction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the act or process of deflating.
- n. a fall in the average prices of goods and services; -- usually associated with contraction of economic activity. Opposite of
inflation. Compare disinflation.
- n. the reduction of available credit or a contraction of economic activity resulting from or associated with a decline of prices.
- n. the act of letting the air out of something.
- n. (Geol.) the erosion of land structures such as sand or soil due to the action of wind.
- n. a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices
- n. the act of letting the air out of something
- n. (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind
- deflate + -ion. (Wiktionary)
“The term deflation, which is more appropriately used to describe a period of sustained price decline, may be too strong a word" for China, said Moody's Economy. com analyst Sherman Chan, because the "contraction in prices is expected to be short-lived.”
“Some economists urged caution about using the term deflation, often defined as a period of sustained price declines.”
“For most economists and commentators, a general fall in prices, which they label deflation, is a terrible thing.”
“The term deflation and inflation are ill defined and used out of context even though the usage can make sense.”
“Mr. Bernanke failed to even once mention the word deflation; in his 2010 oration, it came up six times.”
“And yet the government and the BBC still say that deflation is the problem”
“Not a sheep: And yet the government and the BBC still say that deflation is the problem skip to main | skip to sidebar”
“That must make it an increase in deflation-adjusted terms, right?”
“If I am reading him correctly, Krugman says we will still be in deflation two years from today, under optimistic scenarios.”
“This debt deflation is a cyclical problem decades in the making.”
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