disinflation

noun
dis·in·fla·tion | \ ˌdis-in-ˈflā-shən \

Definition of disinflation 

: a reversal of inflationary pressures

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disinflationary \-shə-ˌner-ē \ adjective

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Many economists predicted President Reagan’s tax cuts would cause inflation, when in fact the Reagan years saw one of the biggest disinflations in American history. Stephen Moore, WSJ, "Who’s Afraid of Higher Wages?," 12 Mar. 2018 The central bank decided July 12 to raise borrowing costs against a backdrop of broadening disinflation that seemed to argue against such a move. Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg.com, "Trudeau Officials Fear the Impact of Speedy Poloz Hikes," 27 July 2017 Though a four-year high, the reading follows an extended period of disinflation and is considerably lower than the 4 percent price gains Denmark saw in mid-2008. Frances Schwartzkopff, Bloomberg.com, "Price Boom Far From Over in $450 Billion Danish Mortgage Market," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of disinflation

1880, in the meaning defined above

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