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Definition of Inflation

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increase in the supply of money in relation to the amount of goods available resulting in a rise in prices; act of filling with air or gas; state of being filled with air or gas
Inflation Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
inflatio
Inflation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Undue expansion or increase, from overissue; -- said of currency.
  
(n.)
The state of being puffed up, as with pride; conceit; vanity.
  
(n.)
The act or process of inflating, or the state of being inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion; enlargement.
  
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inflation
\in*fla"tion\ (?), n. [l. inflatio: cf. f. inflation.]
1. the act or process of inflating, or the state of being inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion; enlargement.
2. the state of being puffed up, as with pride; conceit; vanity. jonson.
3. undue expansion or increase, from overissue; -- said of currency. [u.s.]
inflation
n
1. a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money" [syn: rising prices ]
[ant: deflation, disinflation]

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. a act of filling something with air [ant: deflation]


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 rate of inflation 
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ffugliad = n. an inflation
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
(synonym) rising prices
(antonym) deflation
(hypernym) economic process
(hyponym) cost-pull inflation
(derivation) inflate
2. (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
(hypernym) explosion, detonation, blowup
(classification) cosmology, cosmogony, cosmogeny
3. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
(synonym) ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, splashiness
(hypernym) inelegance
4. the act of filling something with air
(antonym) deflation
(hypernym) expansion, enlargement
(derivation) balloon, inflate, billow
Inflation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
an increase in the overall level of prices in the economy
Note: inflation come out with the growth in the quantity of money printed by the government
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
an economic situation in which rising prices result in a fall in the purchasing value of money.
2004 (c) Copyright & Reprint Courtesy of the Dept. of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University; edited by Mr. Don Bradmore.
European Central Bank Glossary
An increase in the general price level, e.g. in the consumer price index.
Copyright © 2006, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. This information may be obtained free of charge through the ECB's website.
Mutual Fund Glossary
Rise in prices of goods and services.
A Guide to Futures and Options Market Terminology : English-English
The creation of money by monetary authorities. In more popular usage, the creation of money that visibly raises goods prices and lowers the purchasing power of money. It may be creeping, trotting, or galloping, depending on the rate of money creation by the authorities. It may take the form of "simple inflation," in which case the proceeds of the new money issues accrue to the government for deficit spending; or it may appear as "credit expansion," in which case the authorities channel the newly created money into the loan market. Both forms are inflation in the broader sense.
Inflation Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Economics Glossary
Increase in the overall level of prices over an extended period of time.
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
In contemporary usage, a sustained rise over time in the general level of prices, normally measured by a weighted index of prices of a large and representative sample of goods and services (both consumers' goods and producers' goods) regularly traded in the economy under consideration. (In 19th century usage, the term referred more specifically to any sustained expansion in the stock of money available within the economy under consideration -- the eventual consequence of which would normally be a generalized increase in prices.)

When the quantity of money available in the economy begins to exceed the amount that firms and households (in the aggregate) feel they wish to keep on hand to finance their expected volume of trading in the foreseeable future, people tend to increase their rate of spending all at once, shifting the demand curves for nearly all goods and services to the right at the same time and thus driving up the general price level -- which is just another way of saying that each unit of money begins to be worth less than before in its purchasing power. Such an acceleration of spending may happen for any of a number of reasons

Inflation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bureau of Labor Statistics Glossary
Inflation has been defined as a process of continuously rising prices, or equivalently, of a continuously falling value of money.
© U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
ASTRONOMY UNBOUND
See inflationary cosmology.
Inflation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In economics, inflation is a persistent increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time. When the general price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services. Consequently, inflation reflects a reduction in the purchasing power per unit of money – a loss of real value in the medium of exchange and unit of account within the economy. A chief measure of price inflation is the inflation rate, the annualized percentage change in a general price index (normally the consumer price index) over time.

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Inflation Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
Loss of purchasing power of money caused by growth of the amount of money in circulation
Inflation Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The base of the right 'I' hand rests on the left hand. It spirals upward.