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in·fla·tion

 (ĭn-flā′shən)
n.
1. The act of inflating or the state of being inflated.
2.
a. A persistent increase in the level of consumer prices or a persistent decline in the purchasing power of money.
b. The rate at which this increase occurs, expressed as a percentage over a period of time, usually a year.

in·fla′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.

inflation

(ɪnˈfleɪʃən)
n
1. the act of inflating or state of being inflated
2. (Economics) economics a progressive increase in the general level of prices brought about by an expansion in demand or the money supply (demand-pull inflation) or by autonomous increases in costs (cost-push inflation). Compare deflation
3. (Economics) informal the rate of increase of prices

in•fla•tion

(ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a steady rise in the level of prices related to an increased volume of money and credit and resulting in a loss of value of currency (opposed to deflation).
2. the act of inflating.
3. the state of being inflated.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin]

inflation

A rise in the general level of prices. Galloping inflation (or hyperinflation) is an inflation which precedes at a high rate but perhaps for only a brief period. The rate of inflation generally increases during a galloping inflation. Creeping inflation is an inflation which lasts for a long time at a fairly steady pace.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inflation - a general and progressive increase in pricesinflation - a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
cost-pull inflation - inflation caused by an increase in the costs of production
demand-pull inflation - inflation caused by an increase in demand or in the supply of money
economic process - any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
reflation - inflation of currency after a period of deflation; restore the system to a previous state
stagflation - a period of slow economic growth and high unemployment (stagnation) while prices rise (inflation)
deflation - a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices
disinflation - a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments
2.inflation - (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
cosmogeny, cosmogony, cosmology - the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
blowup, detonation, explosion - a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
3.inflation - lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
inelegance - the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
4.inflation - the act of filling something with air
enlargement, expansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
deflation - the act of letting the air out of something

inflation

noun increase, expansion, extension, swelling, escalation, enlargement, intensification Such pressure leads to the inflation of course-work marks.
Translations
تَضَخُّمتَضَخُّمٌنَفْخ، إنْتِفاخ
inflacenafouknutí
inflationoppustning
inflacio
inflaatiolaajentuminen
inflacija
inflációfelfújás
inflation
inflasi
uppblásturverîbólga
インフレーションインフレ
인플레이션
inflácianafúknutie
inflacijanapihovanje
inflation
ภาวะเงินเฟ้อ
enflasyonenflâsyonşişirilmeşişme
lạm phátthổi phồng

inflation

[ɪnˈfleɪʃən]
A. N (Econ) → inflación f
B. CPD inflation accounting Ncontabilidad f de inflación

inflation

[ɪnˈfleɪʃən] ninflation f
Inflation is rising → L'inflation augmente.

inflation

n
(Econ) → Inflation f; inflation rateInflationsrate f; to fight inflationdie Inflation bekämpfen
(= act of inflating) (with pump) → Aufpumpen nt; (by mouth) → Aufblasen nt; (Econ: of prices) → Steigern nt, → Hochtreiben nt; (fig)Steigern nt, → Erhöhen nt; (of ego)Aufblähen nt

inflation

[ɪnˈfleɪʃn] n (Econ) → inflazione f

inflate

(inˈfleit) verb
to blow up or expand (especially a balloon, tyre or lungs with air). He used a bicycle pump to inflate the ball.
inˈflatable adjective
(of eg a cushion, ball etc) that can be filled with air for use. an inflatable beach ball.
inˈflation noun
1. the process of inflating or being inflated.
2. a situation in country's economy where prices and wages keep forcing each other to increase.
inˈflationary adjective
relating to economic inflation.

inflation

تَضَخُّمٌ inflace inflation Inflation πληθωρισμός inflación inflaatio inflation inflacija inflazione インフレーション 인플레이션 inflatie inflasjon inflacja inflação инфляция inflation ภาวะเงินเฟ้อ enflasyon lạm phát 通货膨胀

in·fla·tion

n. inflación, distensión.
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I wish I could forget the roll of the red eyes and the fearful blackened inflation of the lineaments
The brave brewer of whom we are speaking was a visionary; he had moments of exaltation, of inflation, during which he ran over like an over-filled cask; and from the chinks there always escaped some drops of his thoughts, and by the sample the whole of his thought was to be made out.
It contained about three hundred and twenty cubic feet of gas, which, if pure hydrogen, would support twenty-one pounds upon its first inflation, before the gas has time to deteriorate or escape.
It is of vast dimensions, containing more than 40,000 cubic feet of gas ; but as coal gas was employed in place of the more expensive and inconvenient hydrogen, the supporting power of the machine, when fully inflated, and immediately after inflation, is not more than about 2500 pounds.
Up to his discovery, the process of inflation was not only exceedingly expensive, but uncertain.
The inflation was commenced very quietly at daybreak, on Saturday morning, the 6th instant, in the Court-Yard of Weal-Vor House, Mr.
At this point of inflation, it is in exact equilibrium with the air, and neither mounts nor descends.
Above the clustering gasometers three unfamiliar shapes appeared, thin, wallowing bladders that flapped and rolled about, and grew bigger and bigger and rounder and rounder--balloons in course of inflation for the South of England Aero Club's Saturday-afternoon ascent.
The room's walls bulged like a gas balloon in the process of sudden inflation.
The skin about the abdomen is much looser than that on the back; hence, during the inflation, the lower surface becomes far more distended than the upper; and the fish, in consequence, floats with its back downwards.
By the inflation of its body, the papillae, with which the skin is covered, become erect and pointed.
When the horses were swollen out to about twice their natural dimensions (there seems to be an idea here, that this kind of inflation improves their going), we went forward again, through mud and mire, and damp, and festering heat, and brake and bush, attended always by the music of the frogs and pigs, until nearly noon, when we halted at a place called Belleville.