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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 ​becomingsmaller in this way : The ​rate of deflation of the ​balloondepends on the ​kind of ​material from which it is made. the ​situation in which something ​becomesweaker, 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 ​economicactivity, that is often ​part of an ​intentionalgovernmentplan to ​reduceprices a ​reduction in ​value: There has been a deflation in/ofpropertyvalues.
deflationary
adjective uk   /-ər.i/  us   /-er.i/
a deflationary ​budget/​policy
(Definition of deflation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deflation" in Business English

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deflationnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈfleɪʃən/
ECONOMICS an ​economicsituation in which ​pricesfall and there is a ​reduction in ​wages and ​governmentspending, and ​lowlevels of ​growth: Global deflation is ​squeezingprofits and extinguishing ​jobs. He warned that ​Euroland could ​sink into deflation unless the ​centralbankerstailored their ​policies to ​promoteeconomicgrowth. In monetary deflation, a ​contractingmoneysupply causes ​prices and ​demand to ​decline.
a ​situation in which the ​value or ​price of something is ​reduced: The ​current deflation of homeprices is having a profound ​effect on American ​society. The ​price of ​cars, ​computers, and dishwashers have all been ​falling as ​global deflation intradedgoods gathers ​pace. asset deflation.
(Definition of deflation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deflation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使变小, (某物或某人)缩小,削弱, 泄气…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使變小, (某物或某人)縮小,變弱, 洩氣…
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