Definition of disinflation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdisənˈflāSH(ə)n/


Reduction in the rate of inflation.
Example sentences
  • More than a decade of inflation and disinflation followed in the major developed countries and many developing countries.
  • In the transition economies, the early peggers - Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia - performed much better than the floaters, both in terms of the rate and cost of disinflation.
  • Second, even if this opportunity had been missed, subsequent losses could have been reduced if recapitalization had been sought when disinflation sharply lowered interest rates in 1982-1983.



Pronunciation: /ˌdis(ə)nˈflāSHəˌnerē/
Example sentences
  • After all, interest rate setting has its ambiguities too - do lower rates imply expansionary policy or simply a validation of disinflationary pressures?
  • Further efforts to deregulate and privatize would help; but increased regulation and government ownership of productive resources could undermine, and even reverse, the disinflationary process.
  • While I judge this to be an unlikely outcome, the current behavior of consumers would be consistent with creating a dynamic that supports disinflationary trends in the economy.

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Syllabification: dis·in·fla·tion

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