Overinflation



[in-fley-shuh n] /ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
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 ).
2.
the act of .
3.
the state of being .
/ɪnˈfleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of inflating or state of being inflated
2.
(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
3.
(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.

A general increase in prices.

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