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deflation (geology)

Definition:

the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand, dust, and loose rocks being removed by the wind

Class:

process noun (natural processes)

Plural:

deflations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

a constant deflation of the desert landscape

Etymology:

(in the sense "release of air from something inflated"): from "deflate";...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of deflation...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Deflation

a decrease in the general price level of goods and services. Deflation occurs when the inflation rate falls below 0%. This should not be confused with disinflation, a slow-down in the inflation rate. Inflation reduces the real value of money over time;... (42 of 7070 words, 1 image)

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Deflation (disambiguation)

Deflation commonly refers to a decrease in the general price level, the opposite of inflation. Deflation may also refer to: A release or escape of air or gas from an inflatable, resulting in its shrinking or collapsing | The Great Deflation, a period... (42 of 179 words, 8 definitions)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

inflation | deflation

in economics, persistent and relatively large increase in the general price level of goods and services. Its opposite is deflation, a process of ... (23 of 592 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

deflation | deflationary [adjective, derived]

the act of deflating or state of being deflated | [economics] a reduction in the level of total spending and economic activity resulting in lower ... (24 of 471 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deflation

Britannica Encyclopedia:

deflation [geomorphology]

in geology, erosion by wind of loose material from flat areas of dry, uncemented sediments such as those occurring in deserts, dry lake beds, ... (24 of 174 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/155820​/deflation

Oxford Dictionary:

deflation | deflationist [derived]

the action or process of deflating or being deflated | [economics] : reduction of the general level of prices in an economy | [geology] : the removal ... (25 of 121 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deflation

Merriam-Webster:

deflation | deflationary [adjective, related]

an act or instance of deflating; the state of being deflated | a contraction in the volume of available money or credit that results in a general ... (26 of 79 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/deflation

Wiktionary:

deflation | deflations [plural] | disinflation [synonym, sense-specific] | impoverishment [synonym, sense-specific] | inflation [antonym, sense-specific]

An act or instance of deflating. | [economics] A decrease in the general price level, that is, in the nominal cost of goods and services as well as wages. | [economics, euphemism] An economic contraction. (33 of 72 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deflation

Cambridge Dictionary:

deflation [entry 1]

when something becomes smaller or weaker, or something or someone becomes less confident than before (15 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/deflation 1

deflation [entry 2] | deflationary [adjective, derived]

a reduction of the supply of money in an economy, and therefore a reduction ... | a reduction in value (19 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/deflation 2

American Heritage Dictionary:

deflation | deflationary [adjective, related] | deflationist [noun, related]

The act of deflating or the condition of being deflated. | A persistent decrease in the level of consumer prices or a persistent increase in the ... (25 of 52 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deflation

Random House Dictionary:

deflation

the act of deflating or the state of being deflated. | [economics] a fall in the general price level or a contraction of credit and available money ... (26 of 50 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/deflation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deflation [uncountable, economics]

the general reduction of prices and the level of economic activity in an economy (14 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deflation

New World Dictionary:

deflation | deflationary [adjective, related]

a deflating or being deflated | a reduction in the general level of prices as a result of a severe decline in economic activity | [geology] erosion by ... (26 of 33 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deflation

Encarta Dictionary:

deflation

the release or escape of air or gas from something, resulting in its shrinking or collapsing | a sudden loss of confidence, self-assurance, or conceit ... (24 of 73 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603357​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

deflation

First use: late 19th century

Origin: (in the sense "release of air from something inflated"): from "deflate"; "deflation (...)" via German from Latin deflat- "blown away", from the ... (25 of 27 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deflation

Online Etymology:

deflation

First use: 1891

Origin: "release of air", from "deflate" + "-tion". In reference to currency or economic situations, from 1920.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=deflation

Wiktionary:

deflation | deflations [plural]

Origin: deflate + -ion.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deflation

-ion

Origin: Latin suffix -iō (genitive -iōnis), appended to a perfect passive participle to form a noun of action.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ion

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

deflation

Audio: British English pronunciation of "deflation"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deflation

Cambridge Dictionary:

deflation [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "deflation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "deflation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/deflation 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deflation [uncountable, economics]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "deflation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deflation

Macmillan American Dictionary:

deflation [uncountable, economics]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deflation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/deflation

the Free Dictionary:

deflation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "deflation"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "deflation" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

deflation | deflations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "deflation"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

deflation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deflation"

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YourDictionary Audio:

deflation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "deflation" by speech synthesizer

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