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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If the central bank sticks with the program, 2% monthly core inflation will be achievable by the beginning of 2019, with more disinflation expected throughout the year. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "Argentina’s Monetary Rescue," 16 Dec. 2018 Murat Ulgen, Head, Global Emerging Market Research, HSBC tells Bloomberg’s Bryan Curtis and Juliette Saly disinflation in EM has been underestimated. Bloomberg.com, "One of The Pillars of The EM Call Is Low Inflation - HSBC," 6 Sep. 2017 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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The first known use of disinflation was in 1880

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