cost-push

noun
\ˈkȯs(t)-ˌpu̇sh \

Definition of cost-push 

: an increase or upward trend in production costs (such as wages) that tends to result in increased consumer prices irrespective of the level of demand — compare demand-pull

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cost-push adjective

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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