dis·​in·​fla·​tion | \ ˌdis-in-ˈflā-shən How to pronounce disinflation (audio) \

Definition of disinflation

: a reversal of inflationary pressures

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disinflationary \ ˌdis-​in-​ˈflā-​shə-​ˌner-​ē How to pronounce disinflationary (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Along with the subsequent Volcker disinflation, the direct impact of central banks on inflation seemed clear. Douglas Carr, National Review, "The Fed’s New Framework Can’t Solve Its Old Problem," 14 Sep. 2020 That index peaked at 10% in the mid-1970s and the early 1980s, before starting a long and gradual decline, a healthy process known as disinflation. Tom Saler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tom Saler: Pandemic puts stability of consumer prices at risk," 29 May 2020 That can only mean more disinflation and deeper interest-rate cuts. Washington Post, "The $22 Billion That’s Spooking India’s Bond Market," 19 Sep. 2019 And emerging markets still provide the main exceptions to global disinflation, including Argentina and Turkey, where inflation is running at 54% and 15% respectively. The Economist, "Emerging marketsMost, but not all, emerging markets have overcome high inflation," 10 Oct. 2019 After a long downturn and disinflation central banks would have to push to find the limits of the economy’s capacity. The Economist, "Central banksHow to make economic policy fit for a world of low inflation," 10 Oct. 2019 The winds of disinflation have been blowing through American retail for decades. The Economist, "TechnologyTechnology is making inflation statistics an unreliable guide to the economy," 10 Oct. 2019 On Tuesday, Powell said at an economics conference in Denver that the Fed wants to avoid the same disinflation trends that are occurring in Japan and Europe. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Powell faces key question: What’s wrong with low inflation?," 9 Oct. 2019 Sadly, the brutal reality is that additional monetary stimulus will have little effect on boosting European inflation, which is being held back by global disinflation. Washington Post, "Donald Trump Has a Point About Mario Draghi and the Euro," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of disinflation

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disinflation was in 1880

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20 Sep 2020

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“Disinflation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinflation. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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