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Meaning & Definition of Inflation in English

English

Inflation

/ɪnfleʃən/

noun

1. A general and progressive increase in prices

  • "In inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
    synonym:
  • inflation
  • ,
  • rising prices

2. (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang

    synonym:
  • inflation

3. Lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

    synonym:
  • ostentation
  • ,
  • ostentatiousness
  • ,
  • pomposity
  • ,
  • pompousness
  • ,
  • pretentiousness
  • ,
  • puffiness
  • ,
  • splashiness
  • ,
  • inflation

4. The act of filling something with air

    synonym:
  • inflation

Examples of using

The policy will only accelerate inflation.