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de·fla·tion

 (dĭ-flā′shən)
n.
1. The act of deflating or the condition of being deflated.
2. A persistent decrease in the level of consumer prices or a persistent increase in the purchasing power of money.
3. The lifting and removal of small, loose particles, especially silt and clay particles, by eddies of wind.

de·fla′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.
de·fla′tion·ist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deflationary - associated with or tending to cause decreases in consumer prices or increases in the purchasing power of money; "deflationary measures"
economic science, economics, political economy - the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
inflationary - associated with or tending to cause increases in inflation; "inflationary prices"
Translations

deflationary

[diːˈfleɪʃənərɪ] ADJ (Econ) → deflacionario

deflationary

[dɪˈfleɪʃənəri] adj [budget] → déflationniste

deflationary

adj (Fin) → Deflations-, deflationistisch; deflationary policyDeflationspolitik f

deflationary

[diːˈfleɪʃnrɪ] adj (Econ) → deflazionistico/a
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The second edition of that monograph, besides various minor revisions, includes a substantial postscript in which Horwich restates his deflationary account of truth and responds to the most recent criticisms of it.
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Given that Japan is said to be in danger of falling into a deflationary spiral, I think that's an important proposal,'' Yamasaki told foreign journalists.