Definition of deflation in English:
1The action or process of deflating or being deflated: deflation of the illusion that the 1960s were a perpetual party
More example sentences
- Martin showed no signs of deflation after exiting the 6-2 mauling against Chester 48 hours earlier with nothing to show from a man of the match performance.
- The elation at Edgbaston and Old Trafford may well give way to substantial deflation at not being able to win this latest battle and go 2-1 up.
- Words of encouragement and advice, and indeed a supportive phone call during the week, have always compensated any feeling of deflation at the scales refusing to go downwards.
2 Economics Reduction of the general level of prices in an economy.
- ‘Growth (in Japan) has recently been constrained by persistent deflations and high levels of nonperforming loans that restrain bank lending,’ she said.
- The last section provides three studies that explore the behavior of asset prices during deflations.
- Not every strong decline in asset prices causes deflation, but all major deflations in the world were related to a sudden, continuing and substantial fall in values of assets.
- Example sentences
- Recently, some deflationists have put forth an argument that a creature known as a ‘synthetic dollar short’ will drive a substantial appreciation of the dollar.
- Here is one of the foremost deflationists arguing that silver is a great buy.
- Many deflationists argue that Germany will follow Japan into a deflationary spiral.
Pronunciation: /-ist/noun& adjective
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