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noun as in depreciation

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noun as in markdown

noun as in recession

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Example Sentences

The pad also comes with new valves that allow for quick inflation and deflation, in case you’re in a rush.

Look at the wild swings back and forth between inflation and deflation back in the day.

From Fortune

Many come with built-in motors for quick inflation and deflation.

Much of the eurozone, in fact, went into the deflation zone last month.

From Fortune

Japan’s economy didn’t skyrocket under his leadership, but overall it grew modestly after two preceding decades of deflation.

From Vox

When an economy suffers deflation, as Japan has done for several years, nobody has any incentive to spend money today.

The basic idea behind austerity is that deflation via government cuts will rein in budget deficits and sovereign debt.

Deflation also means that the economy adjusts to real shocks in the most disruptive way possible.

I join most economists in thinking that deflation is bad, and it will be good if Japan can stop it.

But if inflation is negative--i.e., if they have deflation--then they have to do something more drastic.

Three pairs of lungs sighed audibly in process of deflation.

There was a concerted stiffening of bodies, a general sigh from lungs in process of deflation.

The Presidents plans for regulated deflation came to naught.

Later, when there was a metal coinage, this cycle of inflation and deflation became still clearer.

Occasionally a region with an adverse balance of trade would lose all its copper money, with the result of a local deflation.


On this page you'll find 174 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deflation, such as: anticlimax, blow, collapse, comeuppance, crash, and cropper.

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