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inflationnoun [U]

uk   /ɪnˈfleɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɪnˈfleɪ.ʃən/
B2 a ​general, ​continuousincrease in ​prices: high/​low inflation the ​rate of inflation 13 ​percent inflation
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(Definition of inflation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inflation" in American English

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inflationnoun [U]

 us   /ɪnˈfleɪ·ʃən/
social studies a ​continuingrise in ​prices caused by an ​increase in the ​moneysupply and ​demand for ​goods
inflationary
adjective  us   /ɪnˈfleɪ·ʃəˌner·i/
Inflationary ​pressuresseem to be ​building in the ​economy.
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"inflation" in Business English

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inflationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈfleɪʃən/ ECONOMICS, FINANCE
an ​increase in ​prices over ​time, causing a ​reduction in the ​value of ​money: high/low/moderate inflation Higher inflation threatens to ​forceinterestrateshigher.falling/rising inflation Two decades of ​falling inflation and ​fallinginterestratesprovided an ​exceptional, probably ​unique, ​boost to ​equities. accelerating/​runaway/​galloping inflationa surge/increase/rise in inflation The ​rise in inflation will be seen as a ​major set-back for the ​chancellor. a decline/​fall/​reduction in inflation to ​control/​curb/​reduce inflationpush up/fuel inflation The ​governmentraisedprices to encourage ​production, further ​fuelling inflation. the ​overall rate of inflationabove/below inflation He is ​planning to ​increasepublicspending by 3.3% above inflation for the next three ​years. The ​rankings are ​based on the ​banks' ​return on ​equity, which is then adjusted for inflation.keep pace with/outstrip inflation The agency's ​budget has not ​keptpace with inflation and the ​staff has been ​cut.
(Definition of inflation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inflation”
in Arabic تَضَخُم, زِيادة في الأَسْعار…
in Korean 팽창…
in Portuguese inflação…
in Catalan inflació…
in Japanese インフレ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 通货膨胀…
in Turkish gereksiz artış, enflasyon…
in Russian инфляция…
in Chinese (Traditional) 通貨膨脹…
in Italian inflazione…
in Polish inflacja…
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