disinflation

[ dis-in-fley-shuh n ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən /

noun Economics.

a period or process of slowing the rate of inflation.

Nearby words

  1. disinfect,
  2. disinfectant,
  3. disinfest,
  4. disinfestant,
  5. disinflate,
  6. disinform,
  7. disinformation,
  8. disingenuous,
  9. disinherit,
  10. disinhibition

Origin of disinflation

First recorded in 1875–80; dis-1 + inflation

Related formsdis·in·fla·tion·ar·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for disinflation

disinflation

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈfleɪʃən) /

noun

economics a reduction or stabilization of the general price level intended to improve the balance of payments without incurring reductions in output, employment, and investmentCompare deflation (def. 2)
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