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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.
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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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Cars travelling faster than the set limit will not deflate the ramp, which will then act like a conventional speed hump.
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.
The new system, known as Transcalm, is made from rubber and contains a fast-working air valve which can deflate the hump.
As vehicles drive over it at the designated speed, the system deflates, minimising disruption.
His findings deflate hopes for finding the hypothesized forecasting shortcut.
Exhausted Fossett, who had only 15 minutes' sleep the night before, was tossed head over heels in his tiny capsule as he struggled to deflate it.
But it will NOT deflate for motorists exceeding the speed limit.
All these alien intrusions do manage to deflate some of Klamen's work, setting up pictorial languages that cannot be easily reconciled.
When the cryoablation cycle is complete, the flow of refrigerant is stopped and the balloon warms to body temperature as it deflates.
"United are a 4-4-2 team who went 4-5-1 so that shows respect for what we can do but it's hard to put your finger on why one goal deflates us so much.
It was engineered to be stiffer than a conventional design so that it would offer greater head protection in a side impact, and deflates more slowly to provide additional protection should the car roll over.
Hicks's reading deflates Amanda's caustic humor, but she capably manages multiple accents and is especially good during dramatic high points.