from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Downward movement of inflated prices to a more normal level.
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- n. A decrease in the inflation rate.
- n. Deflation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a reduction in the rate of price increases; a lessening of inflationary pressure.
- n. a reduction of the value of a currency in international exchange markets caused by a government; -- usually done as a means to improve the country's international balance of payments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments
"While no member saw an appreciable risk of deflation, some judged that the risk of further near-term disinflation had increased somewhat," according to minutes of the Fed's Aug. 10 policy meeting.
If the TARP and the TALF don't work or the stress tests show that the balance sheets of the banks are worse than the market thinks, then there could be a further contraction and short term disinflation or deflation.
What we've had is "disinflation" -- a drop of inflation.
Economists at Banco Santander said the economic slowdown and the government's policies won't be enough to produce significant disinflation, which is a slowing of inflation's pace.
In the past, credit crises have been associated not with inflation but deflation, in which prices don't just rise less rapidly -- that's called disinflation -- but actually fall.
The deceleration, also called disinflation, is different from the persistent decline in costs that economists call deflation.
With disinflation, which is a slowing of the rate that prices increase, and deflation -- a more dangerous situation in which there's a general decrease in prices over a longer period of time.
With disinflation, which is a slowing of the rate that prices increase, and deflation - a more dangerous situation in which there's a general decrease in prices over a longer period of time.
The slide for oil and other commodity prices suggests a "disinflation" process is under way, as the falloff in demand from consumers and commercial interests world-wide overshadows questions of supply, driving prices down.
Finally we have disinflation which is the slowdown in the rate of inflation or the downward movement of prices in general.