disinflation

[ dis-in-fley-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən /

noun Economics.

a period or process of slowing the rate of inflation.

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Origin of disinflation

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

OTHER WORDS FROM disinflation

dis·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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