Definition of Devaluation

1. Noun. An official lowering of a nation's currency; a decrease in the value of a country's currency relative to that of foreign countries.

Generic synonyms: Regulating, Regulation
Derivative terms: Devaluate, Devalue, Devalue



2. Noun. The reduction of something's value or worth.
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminution, Reduction, Step-down
Specialized synonyms: Evisceration
Derivative terms: Devaluate, Devaluate, Devalue, Devalue

Definition of Devaluation

1. Noun. The removal or lessening of something's value. ¹

2. Noun. The intentional or deliberate lowering of a currency's value compared to another country's currency or a standard value -- the price of gold for example. ¹

3. Noun. Depreciation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Devaluation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Devaluation

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devaluation (current term)
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Literary usage of Devaluation

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1. Adjustment and Equity in Chile by Patricio Meller (1992)
"A devaluation generates a fall in PN/PT. If the markup u is constant, and if the YN/Ls ... The impact of the devaluation upon the reduction of the real wage ..."

2. Balancing Agricultural Development and Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon by Andrea Cattaneo (2002)
"APPENDIX D Results for devaluation Scenarios Table D.1 Short-run changes in production with currency devaluation, balanced adjustment scenario ..."

3. Structural Adjustment and Intersectoral Shifts in Tanzania: A Computable by Peter Wobst (2001)
"Exchange Rate devaluation in an Import-Dependent Economy A key element of most IMF/Wonld Bank-guided structural adjustment programs is devaluation of the ..."

4. Health Care Technology And Its Assessment In Eight Countries edited by H. David Banta (2004)
"CETS-Conseil devaluation des technologies de la sante du Québec, Mandate and Organization (Montreal: CETS, 1989). 29. CETS-Conseil d'evaluation des ..."

5. Regional Integration and Cooperation in West Africa: A Multidimensional by Réal P Lavergne (1997)
"What complicates devaluation in a monetary union, is that the different countries ... Coming to agreement on an appropriate rate of devaluation under those ..."

6. India and the United States: Estranged Democracies, 1941-1991 by Dennis Kux (1994)
"Asserting devaluation smacked too much of foreign pressure, ... Gandhi ignored their objections and announced a large 57 percent devaluation on 6 June. ..."

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