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Definition of "inflation" []

  • The act of inflating or the state of being inflated. (noun)
  • A persistent increase in the level of consumer prices or a persistent decline in the purchasing power of money, caused by an increase in available currency and credit beyond the proportion of available goods and services. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inflation" in a sentence
  • "After 5 years this stocks may be (but not required) sold on the market or if they have less value that original value + inflation, government will buy them at value +inflation."
  • "Officials are worried about the psychological impact that the word inflation might have on Argentines, many of whom suffered through hyperinflation two decades ago."
  • "Mervyn King vs eurozone: A tale of two banks Bank of England Governor Mervyn King coined the term "inflation nutter", but his euro-zone counterparts are the ones living up to the label..."