- A statistical factor used to convert current dollar purchasing power into inflation-adjusted purchasing power. Enables the comparison of prices while accounting for inflation in two different time periods. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
* * *deflator de‧flat‧or [ˌdiːˈfleɪtə, dɪ- ǁ -ər] noun [countable] ECONOMICS STATISTICSin calculating economic statistics, something that is used to remove the effect of inflation from the figures so that figures from different periods of time can be compared:
• The broadest measure of inflation, the implicit price deflator for the gross domestic product, fell from 2.2 percent in April to 2.1 percent this month.
* * *deflator UK US /dɪˈfleɪtər/ noun [C]► ECONOMICS a figure that is used to change current prices or wages so that they can be compared to past prices or wages, by removing the effect of inflation: »
The GDP deflator - the overall inflation measure covering all price changes in the economy and not just at the consumer level - rose 0.4 percent in the third quarter to 128.»
The price deflator measures the magnitude of price increases and detects whether higher costs drive consumers away from a product.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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deflator — n. a statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation; inflation adjusted variables are in constant dollars; as, the GNP deflator.. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
deflator — deflatór s.m., pl. deflatóri Trimis de siveco, 10.06.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic DEFLATÓR s. m. indice al deprecierii banilor, servind la înlăturarea unor efecte ale inflaţiei. (< germ. Deflator) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa … Dicționar Român
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deflator — deflate ► VERB 1) let air or gas out of (a tyre, balloon, etc.). 2) cause to feel suddenly dispirited. 3) reduce price levels in (an economy). DERIVATIVES deflator noun … English terms dictionary
deflator — noun see deflate … New Collegiate Dictionary
deflator — See deflate. * * * … Universalium
deflator — noun A factor applied to economic statistics in order to counter the effect of inflation … Wiktionary
deflator — n. something which causes deflation (reduction in the amount of money in circulation, increase in buying power, lowering of prices) … English contemporary dictionary
deflator — de·fla·tor … English syllables
deflator — /dəˈfleɪtə/ (say duh flaytuh) noun 1. someone or something that causes deflation. 2. a statistical tool used to convert current dollars into dollars which are adjusted for inflation, so as to compare prices over time realistically … Australian English dictionary