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Antonyms for deflation

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

a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices

the act of letting the air out of something

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Greece`s deflationist tendencies eased to 0.1% in August from 0,5% in July.
The book is rich in complex arguments requiring careful study, whether you are a realist or a deflationist.
In the deflationists' view, "credit" is the all important factor that affects prices-in-general.
They are all going short, but I've been a deflationist for a while." His final piece of advice is that if you get a trade wrong, take your losses quickly and get out.
And often the new vocabulary is a somewhat deflationist one.
But this favorite international position of the economy did not compensate for the deflationist effect of weak mass consumption and the comparatively high savings of the private households.
(2) Others, such as Tarski's semantic theory, (3) Ramsey's "redundancy" theory, (4) and the contemporary deflationist, minimalist, disquotationalist, and prosententialist theories that are their descendants, (5) don't require such an elaborate ontological apparatus.
He suggests that it does not characterize the notion of truth, which he thinks has deflationist properties.
The work is witty, slyly deflationist of the concept of art as well as some of its theories, and exceedingly arch in the way it refers, as work, to the content of the text it unites with its page.
The great powers reacted to recession as they would again in the 1980s and 1990s, with systematically deflationist policies that served only to aggravate the crisis, creating a downward spiral characterized by massive unemployment--all the more tragic for its victims because the safety nets invented by the welfare state did not yet exist.
In another paper (1998), I argue that the failure of conservativeness of theories like A" tells against so-called "deflationist" accounts of truth.
But I will not defend this general claim here, except to note that it should appeal to anyone attracted by a broadly deflationist or minimalist account of the way the truth-predicate works within the class of truth-apt statements.
The strong version asserts that "`p' is true" means the same thing as "p." The weak version claims only that they are materially equivalent: "p" is true if and only if p.(12) Disquotationalism further explains why deflationist accounts of truth are nonsubstantive.
We observe that, based on their economic power of setting mark-ups, the industrialists are able to sustain their average profit incomes under E-Inv-Er; but under the deflationist environment of E-Inv-Fis, the fall in the aggregate final demand causes a significant reduction in the mark-ups.