[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-floo-uh ns] /ˈɪn flu əns/ noun 1. the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others: He used family influence to get the contract. 2. the action or process of producing effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of […]
[oh-ver] /ˈoʊ vər/ preposition 1. above in place or position: the roof over one’s head. 2. above and to the other side of: to leap over a wall. 3. above in authority, rank, power, etc., so as to govern, control, or have jurisdiction regarding: There is no one over her in the department now. 4. […]
[in-shoo r, -shur] /ɪnˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜr/ verb (used with object), insured, insuring. 1. to guarantee against loss or harm. 2. to secure indemnity to or on, in case of loss, damage, or death. 3. to issue or procure an policy on or for. 4. (defs 1–3). verb (used without object), insured, insuring. 5. to issue or […]
[in-tl-ek-choo-uh-lahyz] /ˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), intellectualized, intellectualizing. 1. to seek or consider the rational content or form of. 2. to make . 3. to analyze (something) or rationally. 4. to ignore the emotional or psychological significance of (an action, feeling, dream, etc.) by an excessively or abstract explanation. verb (used without […]