hyperinflation

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noun hy·per·in·fla·tion \ˌhī-pər-in-ˈflā-shən\

Definition of hyperinflation

  1. :  inflation growing at a very high rate in a very short time; also :  a period of hyperinflation

hyperinflationary

play \ˌhī-pər-in-ˈflā-shə-ˌnər-ē\ adjective

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First Known Use of hyperinflation

1930


HYPERINFLATION Defined for English Language Learners

hyperinflation

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Definition of hyperinflation for English Language Learners

  • : extremely rapid increase in the price of goods and services : extremely rapid economic inflation


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hyperinflation

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noun hy·per·in·fla·tion \ˌhī-pə-rin-ˈflā-shən\

Medical Definition of hyperinflation

  1. :  excessive inflation (as of the lungs)

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