Simple Definition of inflation
: an act of inflating something : the state of being inflated
: a continual increase in the price of goods and services
Full Definition of inflation
1 : an act of inflating : a state of being inflated: as a : distension b : a hypothetical extremely brief period of very rapid expansion of the universe immediately following the big bang c : empty pretentiousness : pomposity
2 : a continuing rise in the general price level usually attributed to an increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods and services
Examples of inflation in a sentence
the inflation of a balloon
The government has been unable to control inflation.
The rate of inflation is high.
First Known Use of inflation
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INFLATION Defined for Kids
Definition of inflation for Students
1 : an act of filling with air or gas : the state of being filled with air or gas <inflation of a balloon>
2 : a continual rise in the price of goods and services
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