Complete Definition of "inflation"

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Etymology
From L. inflatio, expansion, noun of process from perfect passive participle inflatus, expanded or blown up, from verb inflare, blow into or expand, from in-, into, + flare, blow

Pronunciation

Noun
inflation (plural: inflations)

  1. An act, instance of, or state of expansion or increase in size, especially by injection of a gas.

#: The inflation of the balloon took five hours.

  1. Expansion in the money supply beyond the increase in available goods and services. Often misunderstood to mean a rise in prices, which generally accompanies such an expansion.

#: The low level of the Federal Reserve Rate caused a great inflation in the money supply that year, accompanied soon after by a general rise in prices.

  1. context|cosmology An extremely rapid expansion of the universe, theorised to have occurred very shortly after the big bang.

Antonyms
deflation

Derived terms
core inflation
hyperinflation

Related terms
inflate
conflation

Translations
trans-top|expansion or increase in size
Croatian: t-|hr|inflacija|f
Dutch: inflatia
Esperanto: t-|eo|inflacio|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t-|fi|laajentuminen
French: t+|fr|inflation|f
German: Aufblasen n, Aufblähung f, Inflation f
Greek: t|el|ÏοÏÏκÏμα|n|sc=Grek (foúskoma)
Indonesian: kembang|pengembangan, kembung|pengembungan
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Interlingua: t-|ia|inflation|xs=Interlingua
Japanese: è¨å¼µ (ã¼ãã¡ãã, bÅchÅ), è¨ãã¿ (ãµããã¿, fukurami)
Spanish: t|es|inflación|f
Vietnamese: t+|vi|thá»i phá»ng|alt(sá»±) thá»i phá»ng|xsVietnamese
Volapük: bladosvolükön
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trans-top|expansion in the money supply
Belarusian: ÑнÑлÑÑÑÑ (infliacyja)
Chinese: éè´§è¨è
Croatian: t-|hr|inflacija|f
Czech: t+|cs|inflace|f
Danish: t-|da|inflation
Dutch: inflatie
Esperanto: t-|eo|inflacio|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: inflatsioon
Finnish: t+|fi|inflaatio
French: t+|fr|inflation|f
German: t+|de|Inflation|f
Greek: t|el|ÏληθÏÏιÏμÏÏ|m|sc=Grek (plithorismós)
Hebrew: t-|he|××נפ×צ××|sc=Hebr
Hungarian: t+|hu|infláció
Indonesian: inflasi
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Interlingua: t-|ia|inflation|xs=Interlingua
Italian: t+|it|inflazione
Japanese: t-|ja|ã¤ã³ãã¬|trinfure|scJpan, t-|ja|ã¤ã³ãã¬ã¼ã·ã§ã³|trinfurÄshon|scJpan
Lithuanian: infliacija
Norwegian: t-|no|inflasjon
Polish: inflacja
Portuguese: inflação
Russian: инÑлÑÑÐ¸Ñ (inflyachya)
Spanish: t|es|inflación|f
Swedish: t-|sv|inflation
Turkish: t+|tr|enflasyon
Ukrainian: ÐнÑлÑÑÑÑ (infljachija or inflyachiya)
Vietnamese: tÄng giá|(sá»±) tÄng giá
Volapük: niflat
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