Definition of disinflation in US English:

disinflation

noun

Economics
  • Reduction in the rate of inflation.

    • ‘As high as the default rate is now, it would rise sharply if today's disinflation tipped over into destructive deflation, which increases the real burden of debts.’
    • ‘Disinflation makes inflationary expectations fade, leading to more disinflation, whereupon inflationary expectations fade more.’
    • ‘Second, even if this opportunity had been missed, subsequent losses could have been reduced if recapitalization had been sought when disinflation sharply lowered interest rates in 1982-1983.’
    • ‘Indeed, the entire disinflation period coincides with the abandonment of one monetary aggregate after another, as none exhibited a predictable velocity.’
    • ‘In the transition economies, the early peggers - Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia - performed much better than the floaters, both in terms of the rate and cost of disinflation.’
    • ‘And even now the employment survey has shown that we have created 500,000 jobs since January, and to the point where we now see that disinflation or deflation is off of the horizon.’
    • ‘Rising inflation would be one thing if the raw material of inflation - money - were signaling disinflation ahead.’
    • ‘In it, the most powerful central banker in the world talked about disinflation and not deflation in the US.’
    • ‘"Hong Kong still suffers from disinflation in the wage level which reflects that business conditions are still difficult, " said Lau.’
    • ‘The real problem for most companies today is disinflation, or a slowdown in the rate of price hikes.’
    • ‘The question facing policymakers is how long China can maintain this tricky balancing act of being both a source of growth and of disinflation for the rest of the world economy.’
    • ‘There are also several specific types of price fluctuations in the economy, such as disinflation, reflation and stagflation.’
    • ‘Do we have deflation, inflation, or disinflation in the UK economy?’
    • ‘It started us on our path of lower and lower inflation - of disinflation.’
    • ‘Real wages have declined, and disinflation is continuing with the support of currency appreciation.’
    • ‘Greenspan is also worried that substantial further disinflation could pinch corporate profit margins and prompt a new round of cutbacks in business spending, which is just starting to revive.’
    • ‘More than a decade of inflation and disinflation followed in the major developed countries and many developing countries.’
    • ‘The US economy is experiencing disinflation, or a fall in the rate of inflation.’
    • ‘The end result has been the same degree of actual disinflation, yet higher bond yields than would otherwise have eventuated in the absence of the speech.’
    • ‘Recessionary disinflation / deflation now seem utterly unavoidable - the question being whether they will occur in 2005 or the following year.’

Pronunciation

disinflation

/ˌdisənˈflāSH(ə)n//ˌdɪsənˈfleɪʃ(ə)n/