Inflation



Economics. a persistent, substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency (opposed to ).
the act of .
the state of being .
Contemporary Examples

He may be less of an inflation hawk than Bernanke as well, but probably only marginally so.
Bernanke Vs. Summers? Jeff Madrick August 25, 2009

One especially misleading statement made by the author is that “many utility rates have risen much faster than inflation.”
America’s Coming Infrastructure Crisis? A Rebuttal Thomas R. Kuhn September 16, 2012

Additionally, if inflation happened, it was so early on that we can only ever see indirect evidence for it.
The Big Buzz in Space News Is Something Called “Inflation.” What Exactly Is It? Matthew R. Francis March 29, 2014

They do not pursue monetary policy with sufficient force to ensure expenditure growth even at risk of inflation.
Can We Choose Recovery? David Frum April 18, 2012

He is coauthor with Ben Bernanke et al. of inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience .
Does Obama Have a Plan B? Adam S. Posen March 28, 2009

Historical Examples

The third element in our program is a renewed attack on inflation.
Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 Various

We shall have a remedy for this the moment the tide of inflation turns.
Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg

The effect on foreign trade of price-regulation and profiteer-hunting as cures for inflation is even worse.
The Economic Consequences of the Peace John Maynard Keynes

So far as this went, it produced a debtor class and prepared the way for inflation.
The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson

During the period of inflation, therefore, as much as possible should be raised by taxation.
The Annual Register 1914 Anonymous

noun
the act of inflating or state of being inflated
(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
(informal) the rate of increase of prices
n.

mid-14c., “swelling caused by gathering of ‘wind’ in the body; flatulence;” figuratively, “outbursts of pride,” from Latin inflationem (nominative inflatio) “a puffing up; flatulence,” noun of action from past participle stem of inflare “blow into, puff up,” from in- “into” (see in- (2)) + flare “to blow” (see blow (v.1)). Monetary sense of “enlargement of prices” (originally by an increase in the amount of money in circulation) first recorded 1838 in American English.

inflation in·fla·tion (ĭn-flā’shən)
n.

Distention with a fluid or gas.

The act of distending an organ or body part with a fluid or gas.

A general increase in prices.

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