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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 world's first 'intelligent' road hump which deflates for emergency vehicles and drivers going under a set speed
Fossett said: "I was bounced along for about three miles while I tried to deflate the balloon.
Flexpoint is currently engineering its Bend Sensor(R) technology for a multi-chamber mattress that can detect the deflection or pressure in each chamber and instantaneously inflate or deflate to alleviate the stress.
If the valve is set at 20mph, then a car doing that or less will find that the cushion deflates and allows it to travel with minimum disruption.
EST, DataMirror and IDC executives will hold a complimentary Webinar to discuss the business case for data resiliency and provide guidance on how to best guard against and defeat system downtime, which can jeopardize key relationships and deflate market share.
David will tackle today's most pressing issues and deflate know-it-alls who have the ear of the public, and cut through the lies of spin doctors and extremists whose voices are too loud for the public to make up their own minds.
Sax Compression offers developers a choice of two compression algorithms: Industry-standard Deflate (ZIP) compression, and the newer Burrows-Wheeler (BZip2) transform, which generates especially great results when compressing XML data.
JUST AS ``The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'' prepares to dominate movie screens for the next month or so comes ``French & Saunders: Lord of the Rings,'' a modest effort to deflate some of the epic's more pretentious inclinations.
Fitch says housing markets that appreciate too rapidly can deflate as quickly, exacerbating the potential for loss upon liquidation.
Administration of perflubron and decalin resulted in hyperinflated lungs that failed to collapse or deflate, and that were completely pale pink in color instead of deep red.
Specifically, the Complaint alleges that the defendants perpetrated a fraud upon the market for shares of Coram common stock, by circulating materially false and misleading statements and/or omissions in press releases and otherwise, designed to artificially deflate the market price of Coram stock, in furtherance of a plan designed to deprive its stockholders of the value of their equity in the said stock, and provide for Coram's emergence from bankruptcy proceedings as a "privately held company," depriving plaintiffs and the proposed class of Coram stockholders of fair compensation for the value of their Coram common stock.
Washington has an obligation to identify - publicly - whatever real dangers still exist and to deflate rumors, even possible public hysteria, about imagined ones.