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Noun
/inˈflāSHən/,
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The action of inflating something or the condition of being inflated,
  1. The action of inflating something or the condition of being inflated
    • - the inflation of a balloon
    • - the gross inflation of salaries
  2. (in some theories of cosmology) A very brief exponential expansion of the universe postulated to have interrupted the standard linear expansion shortly after the Big Bang

  3. A general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money
    • - policies aimed at controlling inflation
    • - high inflation rates

  1. a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
  2. (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
  3. ostentation: lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
  4. the act of filling something with air
  5. (inflationary) associated with or tending to cause increases in inflation; "inflationary prices"
  6. In economics, inflation is a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services in an economy over a period of time. ...
  7. Asset price inflation is an economic phenomenon denoting a rise in price of assets, as opposed to ordinary goods and services. Typical assets are financial instruments such as bonds, shares, and their derivatives, as well as real estate and other capital goods.
  8. In physical cosmology, cosmic inflation, cosmological inflation or just inflation is the theorized extremely rapid exponential expansion of the early universe by a factor of at least 1078 in volume, driven by a negative-pressure vacuum energy density. ...
  9. Monetary inflation is a sustained increase in the money supply of a country. It usually results in price inflation, which is a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services . ...
  10. An act, instance of, or state of expansion or increase in size, especially by injection of a gas; An increase in the general level of prices or in the cost of living; A decline in the value of money; An increase in the quantity of money, leading to a devaluation of existing money; Undue ...
  11. An increase in the amount of money or credit available in relation to the amount of goods or services available, which causes an increase in the general price level of goods and services. Over time, inflation reduces the purchasing power of a dollar, making it worth less.
  12. An economic condition whereby prices for consumer goods rise, eroding purchasing power.
  13. This event occurs when there is more money available than there are goods and services to be purchased. Mortgage rates, which are determined by the marketplace and the actions of the Federal Reserve Board and Wall Street, are sensitive to inflation fears.
  14. The annual rate at which consumer prices increase
  15. A term used to describe the economic environment of rising prices and declining purchasing power.
  16. Inflation has been defined as a process of continuously rising prices, or equivalently, of a continuously falling value of money.
  17. Inflation is the general rise in the price level of goods and services that occurs when demand increases relative to supply. Inflation is usually measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index. As a result of inflation, the purchasing power of the dollar decreases. ...
  18. Continued rise in the general price level in conjunction with a related drop in purchasing power. Sometimes referred to as an excessive movement in such price levels.
  19. the process of adding circles to a crease pattern (corresponding to adding flaps to a base) and expanding the circle (lengthening the flap) until it touches 3 or more others. ...
  20. The rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services is rising.
  21. Inflation is the increase in the price of goods and services over a period of time and the resulting loss of purchasing power of Money.
  22. What happens when the value of the dollar decreases.
  23. An increase in prices.
  24. The simultaneous increase of consumer prices and decrease in the value of money and credit.
  25. Increase in the amount of currency in relation to the availability of assets, commodities, goods and services. Commonly the outcome of an indirect and fraudulent confiscation of wealth (theft) through an over-issuance of currency by central banks and governments. ...