Origin of inflation
Examples from the Web for inflation
With a total of $289 million (adjusted for inflation), it is the highest-grossing silent film of all time.How to Save Silent Movies: Inside New Jersey’s Cinema Paradiso
October 2, 2014
Same-store sales growth was just 0.4 percent in North America this summer—positive, but below the rate of inflation.Burger King Invades Canada to Save His Faltering Kingdom
August 26, 2014
It kept its AAA credit rating; GDP per capita climbed; inflation and unemployment are still low; and the dollar is strong.Australia Wants to Open the Great Barrier Reef to Dumping
June 2, 2014
As college tuition rises faster than inflation, the class of 2014 will have an average of $33,000 in student loans to pay back.The Way to Tackle College Debt Is to Take on Tuition Inflation
Kristen Soltis Anderson
May 23, 2014
Self-promotion improves the self for McCarthy, but how effective, and healthy, is this inflation of the ego?It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’
April 28, 2014
We are in a period of inflation and we cannot avoid the results.
We shall have a remedy for this the moment the tide of inflation turns.
Astronomy and inflation: and by inflation we mean expansion of the attenuated.The Book of the Damned
Then the results of the inflation came with relentless and rapid pace.
I candidly answered that I could not see the end of the inflation.
- the act of inflating or state of being inflated
- economics a progressive increase in the general level of prices brought about by an expansion in demand or the money supply (demand-pull inflation) or by autonomous increases in costs (cost-push inflation)Compare deflation
- informal the rate of increase of prices
Word Origin and History for inflation
mid-14c., "swelling caused by gathering of 'wind' in the body; flatulence;" figuratively, "outbursts of pride," from Latin inflationem (nominative inflatio) "a puffing up; flatulence," noun of action from past participle stem of inflare "blow into, puff up," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)). Monetary sense of "enlargement of prices" (originally by an increase in the amount of money in circulation) first recorded 1838 in American English.
- Distention with a fluid or gas.
- The act of distending an organ or body part with a fluid or gas.
A general increase in prices.