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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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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
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inflation

noun increase, expansion, extension, swelling, escalation, enlargement, intensification Such pressure leads to the inflation of course-work marks.
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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
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inflation

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

[ɪnˈfleɪʃn] n (Econ) → inflazione f
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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.
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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
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in·fla·tion

n. inflación, distensión.
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