disinflation disinflation n. 1. a reduction in the rate of price increases; a lessening of inflationary pressure. [PJC]

2. a reduction of the value of a currency in international exchange markets caused by a government; -- usually done as a means to improve the country's international balance of payments. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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