a statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation; inflation adjusted variables are in constant dollars

possession noun (possession and transfer of possession)

deflators

factor » number » definite quantity » measure

from de- + (in)flate

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to collapse by letting out air or gas | to make or become smaller or less important | to cause deflation of (currency, prices, etc.) (23 of 41 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 1 image)

a value that allows data to be measured over time in terms of some base period, usually through a price index, in order to distinguish between a changes in the money value of a gross national product that come from a change in prices, and changes from... (47 of 387 words)

[economics] something that counteracts economic inflation | a person or thing that deflates something | to collapse or cause to collapse through the ... (21 of 336 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

to release air or gas from | to reduce in size, importance, or effectiveness | to reduce (a price level) or cause (a volume of credit) to contract | ... (26 of 133 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

let air or gas out of (a tyre, balloon, or similar object) | be emptied of air or gas | make (someone) suddenly lose confidence or feel dispirited | ... (26 of 123 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

To release contained air or gas from. | To collapse by releasing contained air or gas. | To reduce or lessen the size or importance of | [economics] ; ... (26 of 78 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

A factor applied to economic statistics in order to counter the effect of inflation (14 of 20 words, pronunciation)

in mathematics, a number or algebraic expression that divides another number or expression evenly--i.e., with no remainder. For example, 3 and 6 are ... (24 of 265 words)

one of the elements contributing to a particular result or situation. | [math] one of two or more numbers, algebraic expressions, or the like, that ... (24 of 241 words, 13 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

one of the things that influence whether an event happens or the way that it happens | a measurement that shows how strong or large something is | ... (26 of 160 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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to factorize a number (4 of 38 words, pronunciation)

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a fact or situation which influences the result of something (10 of 83 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

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[specialized] in mathematics, any whole number which is produced when you divide a larger number by another whole number | [specialized] a particular ... (22 of 99 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

in arithmetic, any number that divides a given number evenly, i.e., without any remainder. The factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. Similarly in ... (28 of 84 words)

something that contributes to or has an influence on the outcome of something | a quantity or level of something | one of two or more numbers or ... (26 of 252 words, 10 definitions, pronunciations)

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First use: 19th century

Origin: from de- + (in)flate

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