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A compression standard derived from LZ77; it is reportedly used in zip, gzip, PKZIP, and png, among others.

Unlike LZW, deflate compression does not use patented compression algorithms.

Used as a verb to mean to compress (not decompress!) a file which has been compressed using deflate compression. The opposite, inflate, means to decompress data which has been deflated.

Deflate is described in RFC 1951.
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Table A1: Real Median Compensation Growth Based on Value Added and Consumption Deflators in OECD Countries, total economy, 1995-2013 Annualised growth rates Households' final Gross value Consumer consumption added deflator price index expenditure deflator Australia 0.
The GDP implicit price deflator deflates the current nominal-dollar value of GDP by the chained-dollar value of GDP.
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9 percent, resulting in an average annual increase in the GDP deflator of 1.
These tables use the same format and detail as Table 3, Table 4, Based on Department of Defense Price Deflator
The GDP deflator, a key price change gauge for the government, fell 1.
Panel A of figure 2 displays the log of our measure of real marginal cost and inflation measured using the GDP deflator for the sample 1959-2001.
The following methods are not acceptable: (1) use of the prior year's cumulative deflator index to value the current year's increment, assuming there is no inflation at the beginning of the current year or (2) use of a method that estimates the earliest acquisitions cost based on inventory turns.
The contract would require taxpayers to use a gross domestic product deflator that is published quarterly.
For simplicity, in many cases the real money stock is defined by using as the relevant deflator the price of either of those goods.
For its 1982 benchmark indexes of office and computing machines, the Census Bureau adopted the price deflator that the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the IBM Corporation developed jointly.