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inflation

noun [U]
 
 
/ɪnˈfleɪʃən/
B2 the rate at which prices increase, or a continuing increase in prices: low/rising inflation The inflation rate fell again last month.Value and price increases
Translations of “inflation”
in Korean 팽창…
in Arabic تَضَخُم, زِيادة في الأَسْعار…
in Portuguese inflação…
in Catalan inflació…
in Japanese インフレ…
in Italian inflazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 通貨膨脹…
in Russian инфляция…
in Turkish gereksiz artış, enflasyon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 通货膨胀…
in Polish inflacja…
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