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consumer price indexnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   (abbreviation CPI)
a ​measurement of the ​changes in the ​cost of ​basicgoods and ​services
(Definition of consumer price index from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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consumer price indexnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   ( abbreviation CPI)
ECONOMICS a ​list of the ​prices of basic ​goods and ​services, showing how they ​change in a particular ​period of ​time, as a way of ​measuringinflation: The ​consumerpriceindexhit a six-month high in October. The ​consumerpriceindex was up 3.4%.
(Definition of consumer price index from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consumer price index”
in Chinese (Simplified) 零售物价指数…
in Chinese (Traditional) 零售物價指數…
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