dis·​in·​fla·​tion ˌdis-in-ˈflā-shən How to pronounce disinflation (audio)
: a reversal of inflationary pressures
disinflationary adjective

Examples of disinflation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buoyed by this positive economic momentum, recent public statements from Federal Reserve officials have tempered expectations of an imminent interest rate cut, with Fed governors reiterating the need to observe more positive data on disinflation. Detroit Free Press, 6 Apr. 2024 Conversely, the model says that the easing of supply chain problems as businesses adapted to economic change accounts for most of the disinflation since 2022. Paul Krugman, The Mercury News, 4 Apr. 2024 Due to the lag in shelter data built into the CPI, significantly lower inflation (i.e., disinflation) is all but guaranteed. Robert Barone, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 There have been two consecutive months of disinflation – despite overall inflation remaining sky-high. Max Klaver, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Mar. 2024 The end of goods disinflation is apt to put interest rate cuts, which many investors were expecting to see this month not long ago, on hold unless upcoming consumer price inflation reports prove more favorable. Will Daniel, Fortune, 14 Mar. 2024 Chair Jerome Powell said that while inflation has come down considerably, the central bank wants to see more signs of disinflation before beginning to ease rates. Krystal Hur, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024 The amount of disinflation coming from goods was surprising, said Matthew Luzzetti, chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2024 Inflation has faded away in much of the world, but the United States stands out for its ability to combine disinflation with vigorous economic growth. Paul Krugman, The Mercury News, 8 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disinflation was in 1880

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“Disinflation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinflation. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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