Associations to the word «Inflation»


INFLATION, noun. An act, instance of, or state of expansion or increase in size, especially by injection of a gas.
INFLATION, noun. (economics) An increase in the general level of prices or in the cost of living.
INFLATION, noun. (economics) A decline in the value of money.
INFLATION, noun. (economics) An increase in the quantity of money, leading to a devaluation of existing money.
INFLATION, noun. Undue expansion or increase, as of academic grades.
INFLATION, noun. (cosmology) An extremely rapid expansion of the universe, theorised to have occurred very shortly after the big bang.

Dictionary definition

INFLATION, noun. A general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money".
INFLATION, noun. (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang.
INFLATION, noun. Lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.
INFLATION, noun. The act of filling something with air.

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