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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of letting the air out of something; An economic activity resulting in a decline of prices; (geology) the eroding of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind.

Usage examples (39)
  • A constant deflation of the desert landscape
  • The term deflation and inflation are ill defined and used out of context even though the usage can make sense.
  • For most economists and commentators, a general fall in prices, which they label deflation, is a terrible thing.
  • Some economists urged caution about using the term deflation, often defined as a period of sustained price declines. for more
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