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Deflator

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.

Deflator

A mathematical tool used to adjust for inflation when comparing two prices from two different periods of time. One uses a deflator when one seeks to determine whether or not prices are rising in real terms.
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The new hump, which manufacturers claim is the world's first 'intelligent' road hump was developed in Manchester to deflate for heavier vehicles like ambulances and fire engines, or for cars travelling under a set speed limit.
To determine the feasibility as well as the impact of deflating the monthly Census trade data, the Bureau attempted to deflate monthly trade data for the past 4 years using the import and export price indexes already available.
Cars travelling faster than the limit will fail to deflate the ramp and it will then act like a conventional speed hump.
In Sections 5-6, we modify the basic setting by introducing an oblique projection that enables us to deflate approximate (possibly generalized) eigenspaces and to introduce a truly deflated GMRes method.
Those hoping wheat and other commodity prices will gradually deflate may yet be disappointed"
The only time you need to deflate the air springs is when you're preparing for air transport.
When the pickup approached, officers laid out the spike strips, which have sharp, hollow spikes that puncture tires but allow them to slowly, and safely, deflate, Sgt.
For the 2007 annual revision, several changes to the methods used to deflate some components were adopted.
Disavowing that idea will help deflate much of that resistance.
Most importantly, the CL2003 did not deflate under load, staying springy, soft and cushioning long after competing silicone products had given out, even at just 1.
Switching Investment Gears: Insurers, whose portfolios are heavily weighted toward bonds, may have to return to stocks as low interest rates deflate the value of some bond investments.
There's no way to deflate the power of racism without shining a light on it.