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hyperinflation

[ hahy-per-in-fley-shuhn ]

noun

  1. extreme or excessive inflation.


hyperinflation

/ ˌhaɪpəɪnˈfleɪʃən /

noun

  1. extremely high inflation, usually over 50 per cent per month, often involving social disorder Also calledgalloping inflation


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Other Words From

  • hyper·in·flation·ary adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hyperinflation1

First recorded in 1925–30; hyper- + inflation

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Example Sentences

During World War I, Tsarist Russia’s economy was wracked by hyperinflation caused, in part, by excessive currency printing.

This was in a bid to improve access to forex in a time of hyperinflation.

From Quartz

If inflation stays elevated for too long, it can lead to something economists call hyperinflation.

With prices for everything from food to rent to gasoline on the rise, some observers are even warning the US might be headed for hyperinflation—defined as a 50% increase in prices from one month to the next.

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War debts, reparations and financial mismanagement triggered hyperinflation.

Once known for hyperinflation and economic booms and busts, Latin America is now a place of sound finances and financial systems.

And as Wood points out, even hyperinflation doesn't necessarily mean that your regime will fall.

Hyperinflation is our clearest economic evidence yet that the sanctions are working.

The implications of Iranian hyperinflation for American policy are less clear.

Hyperinflation has brought down governments--Iran is experiencing protests over the collapsing rial.

There is no civil war, no hyperinflation, a stable currency and no famine.

Moreover, not everyone think that hyperinflation is imminent.

The transition from hyperinflation or high inflation to a supportable level of inflation is a matter of one or two decades.

Russian businesses are used to operating without a banking system, or in hyperinflation.

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