Definitions for Inflationɪnˈfleɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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
Ref: (opposed to deflation 2 ).
the act of inflating.
the state of being inflated.
Origin of inflation:
1300–50; ME < L
inflation, rising prices(noun)
a general and progressive increase in prices
"in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
(cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation(noun)
lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
the act of filling something with air
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the rate at which prices rise or the economic process that causes this
Inflation is rising rapidly.; the rate of inflation
the process of blowing up with air
Use the foot pump for easy inflation.
An act, instance of, or state of expansion or increase in size, especially by injection of a gas.
The inflation of the balloon took five hours.
An increase in the general level of prices or in the cost of living.
A decline in the value of money.
An increase in the quantity of money, leading to a devaluation of existing money.
Undue expansion or increase, as of academic grades.
An extremely rapid expansion of the universe, theorised to have occurred very shortly after the big bang.
the act or process of inflating, or the state of being inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion; enlargement
the state of being puffed up, as with pride; conceit; vanity
undue expansion or increase, from overissue; -- said of currency
In economics, inflation is a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services in an economy over a period of time. When the general price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services. Consequently, inflation reflects a reduction in the purchasing power per unit of money – a loss of real value in the medium of exchange and unit of account within the economy. A chief measure of price inflation is the inflation rate, the annualized percentage change in a general price index over time. Inflation's effects on an economy are various and can be simultaneously positive and negative. Negative effects of inflation include an increase in the opportunity cost of holding money, uncertainty over future inflation which may discourage investment and savings, and if inflation is rapid enough, shortages of goods as consumers begin hoarding out of concern that prices will increase in the future. Positive effects include ensuring that central banks can adjust real interest rates, and encouraging investment in non-monetary capital projects. Economists generally agree that high rates of inflation and hyperinflation are caused by an excessive growth of the money supply. Views on which factors determine low to moderate rates of inflation are more varied. Low or moderate inflation may be attributed to fluctuations in real demand for goods and services, or changes in available supplies such as during scarcities, as well as to changes in the velocity of money supply measures; in particular the MZM supply velocity. However, the consensus view is that a long sustained period of inflation is caused by money supply growing faster than the rate of economic growth.
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Translations for Inflation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the process of inflating or being inflated.
- نَفْخ، إنْتِفاخArabic
- inflaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die AufgeblasenheitGerman
- باد کردنFarsi
- gonfiamento, gonfiaturaItalian
- pripūtimas, išpūtimasLithuanian
- het opblazen, opgeblazenheidDutch
- oppblåsing, oppumpingNorwegian
- باد کردنPersian
- باد کولPashto
- uppblåsning, pumpningSwedish
- şişme, şişirilmeTurkish
- 充氣Chinese (Trad.)
- надування; здутістьUkrainian
- پھولنے کی کیفیت، نفخUrdu
- sự bơm phồngVietnamese
- 充气Chinese (Simp.)
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