deflation Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "deflation" - English Dictionary

See all translations

deflationnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈfleɪ.ʃən/

deflation noun [U] (MAKING SMALLER/WEAKER)

the action of making something smaller by removing the air from inside it; the fact of becoming smaller in this way : The rate of deflation of the balloon depends on the kind of material from which it is made. the situation in which something becomes weaker, or something or someone becomes less confident than before: a feeling of deflation after the party

deflation noun [U] (MONEY)

a reduction of the supply of money in an economy, and therefore a reduction of economic activity, that is often part of an intentional government plan to reduce prices a reduction in value: There has been a deflation in/of property values.
deflationary
adjective uk   /-ər.i/  us   /-er.i/
a deflationary budget/policy
Translations of “deflation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使變小, (某物或某人)縮小,變弱, 洩氣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使变小, (某物或某人)缩小,削弱, 泄气…
(Definition of deflation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of deflation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “deflation” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More