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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.
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1. the act of deflating or state of being deflated
2. (Economics) economics a reduction in the level of total spending and economic activity resulting in lower levels of output, employment, investment, trade, profits, and prices. Compare disinflation
3. (Geological Science) geology the removal of loose rock material, sand, and dust by the wind
deˈflationary adj
deˈflationist n, adj
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(dɪˈfleɪ ʃən)

1. the act of deflating or the state of being deflated.
2. a fall in the general price level or a contraction of available money (opposed to inflation). Compare disinflation.
3. the erosion of soil by the wind.
de•fla′tion•ar′y, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deflation - (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind; "a constant deflation of the desert landscape"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing, wearing away - (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
2.deflation - a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices
economic process - any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
disinflation - a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments
inflation, rising prices - a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
3.deflation - the act of letting the air out of something
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
inflation - the act of filling something with air
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[diːˈfleɪʃən] N [of tyre etc] → desinflamiento m (Econ) → deflación f
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[dɪˈfleɪʃən] n [economy] → déflation f
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n (of tyre, ball)Luftablassen nt(of aus); (Fin) → Deflation f
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[diːˈfleɪʃn] n (Econ) → deflazione f
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(diˈfleit) verb
1. to let gas out of (a tyre etc).
2. to reduce (a person's) importance, self-confidence etc. He was completely deflated by his failure.
deˈflation noun
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As a result, we are updating our sales guidance to account primarily for continued lumber price deflation, as well as potential impacts to the U.S.
According to data complied by the World Bank, countries currently in price deflation around the world were Ecuador (-0.2 percent), the Maldives (-0.1 percent), Rwanda (-0.3 percent) and Burundi (-2.8 percent).
(Alliance News) - UK shop price deflation was steady in July, driven yet again by non-food items, the British Retail Consortium-Nielsen Shop Price Index showed on Wednesday.
Non-food price deflation drove the fall, with a drop of 1.2% as the cost of clothing and footwear, furniture, electricals, DIY and other categories were all below the level of June 2015 prices.
On month on month basis however, November 2018 all items inflation was highest in Edo (2.18%), Nasarawa (1.46%), and Kwara (1.39%), while yobe (0.29%), Abia (0.28%) and jigawa (0.02%) had the least with Kogi recording negative inflation or price deflation (general decrease in the general price level of goods and services or a negative inflation rate) in November 2018.
Non-food price deflation eased back to one per cent, down from 1.4 per cent in July as strong demand for summer products meant less discounting.
Non-food price deflation eased back further to 1% in August, down from 1.4% in July.
No eased from Non-food price deflation back to 1%, down 1.4% in July as strong or summer meant less g.
Shop price deflation accelerated to 1% in March - its deepest rate since February 2017 - from 0.8% in February, driven by the lowest rate of food inflation for a year, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index.
Consumer price deflation of 0.8% in 2016 is expected to be followed by inflation of 1.6% in 2017 and 1.5% in 2018, the bank said in its Global Eeconomic and Market Outlook published on Wednesday.
Deflation across non-food products fell to a four-year low in August, while overall shop price deflation slowed to 0.3% in August, the shallowest rate since November 2013 with the exception of June, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index.
According to management, fewer winter storms and the timing of holidays also had an adverse impact on the top line, while the segment experienced price deflation of 1.3%, relatively unchanged from the prior quarter.