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Inflation

Meanings and phrases

inflation

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n.
  1. a general and progressive increase in prices; rising prices
  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. the act of filling something with air
  4. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity; ostentation; ostentatiousness; pomposity; pompousness; pretentiousness; puffiness; splashiness

cost-pull inflation

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n.
  1. inflation caused by an increase in the costs of production

demand-pull inflation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. inflation caused by an increase in demand or in the supply of money

inflation rate

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n.
  1. the rate of change of prices (as indicated by a price index) calculated on a monthly or annual basis; rate of inflation
E.g.
  • The inflation rate was also kept low during his term.
  • In 2013 the annual inflation rate in Georgia equaled 2.4%.
  • In 2005, GDP increased by 9.9%; the inflation rate averaged 9.5%.

inflation therapy

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n.
  1. therapy in which water or oxygen or a drug is introduced into the respiratory tract with inhaled air

rate of inflation

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n.
  1. the rate of change of prices (as indicated by a price index) calculated on a monthly or annual basis; inflation rate
E.g.
  • The annual rate of inflation was 2000% in 1989.
  • The rate of inflation was 4% and the budget deficit 3% of GDP.
  • Most mainstream economists favor a low, steady rate of inflation.

adjusted for inflation

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E.g.
  • The figures have not been adjusted for inflation.
  • When adjusted for inflation, its total nett gross is .
  • The price will not be adjusted for inflation.

high inflation

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E.g.
  • This drachma also suffered from high inflation.
  • Early 1990s were characterized with high inflation rates.
  • In the early 2000s the chronically high inflation was brought under control.

inflation index

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E.g.
  • If the inflation index increased by 10%, the principal of the bond would increase to 110 units.
  • Following a change in the regulations governing inflation index linking, the deficit was estimated at £5.2 billion in November 2010.
  • The target has changed to 2% since the Consumer Price Index (CPI) replaced the Retail Prices Index as the Treasury's inflation index.

above the inflation

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E.g.
  • A school district adopting the resolution may not apply for referendum exceptions or ask voters for a tax increase above the inflation index.
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