the retail price index

Definition of the retail price index


  1. :  a list of prices of goods and services that shows how much prices have changed in a given period of time

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to sell in small quantities directly to the ultimate consumer

    :  tell, retell

    :  to sell at retail

  1. :  the sale of commodities or goods in small quantities to ultimate consumers

    :  the industry of such selling

  1. :  of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of commodities at retail

  1. :  in small quantities :  from a retailer

  1. :  value, worth

    :  the quantity of one thing that is exchanged or demanded in barter or sale for another

    :  the amount of money given or set as consideration for the sale of a specified thing

  1. :  to set a price on

    :  to find out the price of

    :  to drive by raising prices excessively

  1. :  a device (as the pointer on a scale or the gnomon of a sundial) that serves to indicate a value or quantity

    :  something (as a physical feature or a mode of expression) that leads one to a particular fact or conclusion :  indication

    :  a list (as of bibliographical information or citations to a body of literature) arranged usually in alphabetical order of some specified datum (as author, subject, or keyword): such as

  1. :  to provide with an index

    :  to list in an index

    :  to serve as an index of

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