[in-fley-shuh n] /ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən/
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 .
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
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)
A general increase in prices.
[in-flekt] /ɪnˈflɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to modulate (the voice). 2. Grammar. 3. to bend; turn from a direct line or course. 4. Botany. to bend in. verb (used without object) 5. Grammar. to be characterized by inflection. /ɪnˈflɛkt/ verb 1. (grammar) to change (the form of a word) or (of a word) to […]
[in-fawr-muh-tiv] /ɪnˈfɔr mə tɪv/ adjective 1. giving ; instructive: an informative book. /ɪnˈfɔːmətɪv/ adjective 1. providing information; instructive adj. “instructive,” late 14c., “formative, shaping, plastic,” from Medieval Latin informativus, from Latin informatus, past participle of informare (see inform). Related: Informatively.
[in-heer-uh nt, -her-] /ɪnˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-/ adjective 1. existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; : an inherent distrust of strangers. 2. Grammar. standing before a noun. /ɪnˈhɪərənt; -ˈhɛr-/ adjective 1. existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic adjective of an adjective, having a relevant meaning only when used […]
[in-heer-uh nt, -her-] /ɪnˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-/ adjective 1. existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; : an inherent distrust of strangers. 2. Grammar. standing before a noun. /ɪnˈhɪərənt; -ˈhɛr-/ adjective 1. existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic adj. 1570s, from Latin inhaerentem (nominative inhaerens), present participle of inhaerere […]