HyperDic: inflation

English > 4 senses of the word inflation:
NOUNprocessinflation, rising pricesa general and progressive increase / increase in prices / prices
eventinflation(cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
attributeinflation, ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashinesslack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
actinflationthe act of filling something with air
inflation > pronunciation
Soundsihnfley'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > inflation: 4 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningA general and progressive increase / increase in prices / prices.
Example"in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
Synonymrising prices
Narrowercost-pull inflationinflation caused by an increase / increase in the costs of production
demand-pull inflationinflation caused by an increase / increase / increase / increase in demand or in the supply of money
reflationinflation of currency after a period of deflation
stagflationA period of slow economic growth and high unemployment (stagnation) while prices / prices rise (inflation)
Broadereconomic processAny process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
OppositedeflationA contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices / prices
disinflationA reduction of prices / prices intended to improve the balance of payments
Spanishinflación
Catalaninflació
Adjectivesinflationaryassociated with or tending to cause increases / increases in inflation
Verbsinflateincrease the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
inflatecause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit
English > inflation: 4 senses > noun 2, event
Meaning(cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang.
Categorycosmology, cosmogony, cosmogenyThe branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
Broaderexplosion, detonation, blowupA violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
English > inflation: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaninglack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.
Synonymsostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness
BroaderineleganceThe quality of lacking refinement and good taste
Spanishampulosidad, aparatosidad, ostentación, pomposidad, rimbombancia
Catalanaltisonància, ampul·lositat, aparatositat, grandiloqüència, ostentació, pompositat
English > inflation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of filling something with air.
Broaderexpansion, enlargementThe act of increasing / increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
OppositedeflationThe act of letting the air out of something
Spanishhinchamiento, inflación
Catalaninflació, inflament
Verbsinflatefill with gas or air
inflatebecome inflated

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