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 disinflation (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web But his most notable comment about the rising rate of inflation was focused on its opposite trend: That disinflation—slowing price increases—is the real long-term threat to the global economy. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 27 Aug. 2021 Against that last point, Bloomberg’s John Authers notes that: Many forces for deflation or disinflation also remain in place. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 5 Mar. 2021 Central bankers try to keep price gains from slipping ever lower, because disinflation can be economically damaging. New York Times, 24 Feb. 2021 Along with the subsequent Volcker disinflation, the direct impact of central banks on inflation seemed clear. Douglas Carr, National Review, 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, 29 May 2020 That can only mean more disinflation and deeper interest-rate cuts. Washington Post, 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, 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, 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of disinflation

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Disinflation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinflation. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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