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noun. ['ˌɪnˈfleɪʃən'] a general and progressive increase in prices.
- cost-pull inflation
- rising prices
- economic process
- last word
Rhymes with Inflation
Sentences with inflation
1. Noun, singular or mass
This amount varies by year and is set by the IRS according to inflation.
Quotes about inflation
1. With the sugar market hysteria, the people are obviously worried and expect higher inflation. When this hysteria subsides, which we're probably observing, then I hope that people will also get less worried about the future of inflation.
- Marek Belka
2. It’s hard to build models of inflation that don't lead to a multiverse. It’s not impossible, so I think there’s still certainly research that needs to be done. But most models of inflation do lead to a multiverse, and evidence for inflation will be pushing us in the direction of taking [the idea of a] multiverse seriously.
- Alan Guth
noun. ['ˌɪnˈfleɪʃən'] (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang.
noun. ['ˌɪnˈfleɪʃən'] the act of filling something with air.
noun. ['ˌɪnˈfleɪʃən'] lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.