Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of INFLATION

Pronunciation:  in'fleyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of filling something with air
  2. [n]  lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
  3. [n]  (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
  4. [n]  a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
 

INFLATION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, rising prices, splashiness
 
 Antonyms: deflation, deflation, disinflation
 
 See Also: cost-pull inflation, demand-pull inflation, detonation, economic process, enlargement, expansion, explosion, inelegance, inflationary spiral, reflation, stagflation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*fla"tion\, n. [L. inflatio: cf. F. inflation.]
1. The act or process of inflating, or the state of being
   inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion;
   enlargement. --Boyle.

2. The state of being puffed up, as with pride; conceit;
   vanity. --B. Jonson.

3. Undue expansion or increase, from overissue; -- said of
   currency. [U.S.]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, addition, advance, affectation, aggrandizement, amplification, appreciation, ascent, augmentation, ballooning, ballyhoo, Barnumism, bedizenment, big price tag, big talk, bloat, bloatedness, bloating, blowing up, boom, boost, bottom price, breaking point, broadening, buildup, burlesque, business index, caricature, ceiling, ceiling price, command of language, consumer price index, convolution, cost-of-living index, crescendo, demand curve, development, diastole, dilatation, dilation, distension, dropsy, edema, elevation, enhancement, enlargement, exaggerating, exaggeration, excess, exorbitance, expansion, expression of ideas, extension, extortionate price, extravagance, extreme, extreme tension, famine price, fancy price, fashion, feeling for words, flashiness, flatulence, flatulency, flatus, flood, floor, floor price, form of speech, fulsomeness, gain, garishness, gassiness, gaudiness, good price, grace of expression, grandiloquence, grandioseness, grandiosity, greatening, growth, gush, heightening, high price, high-flown diction, hike, hot economy, huckstering, hyperbole, hyperbolism, increase, increment, inflatedness, inflationary gap, inflationary pressure, inflationary prices, inflationary spiral, inordinacy, intumescence, jump, leap, lexiphanicism, literary style, loftiness, luridness, luxury price, magnification, magniloquence, manner, manner of speaking, mannerism, mere rhetoric, meretriciousness, meteorism, mode, mode of expression, mounting, multiplication, orotundity, ostentation, ostentatious complexity, overdistension, overdrawing, overemphasis, overestimation, overexpansion, overextension, overkill, overstatement, overstrain, overstraining, overstretching, peculiarity, personal style, platitudinous ponderosity, polysyllabic profundity, pomposity, pompous prolixity, pompousness, pontificality, pontification, pretension, pretentiousness, pretty penny, price ceiling, price index, price level, prodigality, productiveness, profuseness, proliferation, prose run mad, puff, puffery, puffiness, puffing, puffing up, rack rent, raise, rhetoric, rhetoricalness, rise, rising prices, scarcity price, self-importance, sensationalism, sense of language, sententiousness, showiness, snapping point, snowballing, soaring costs, spiraling prices, spread, stiff price, stiltedness, strain, straining, stretch, stretching, stuffiness, style, stylistic analysis, stylistics, superlative, surge, swell, swellage, swelling, swelling utterance, swollen phrase, swollenness, tall talk, tension, the grand style, the plain style, the sublime, top price, tortuosity, tortuousness, touting, travesty, trick, tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity, tumidness, turgescence, turgidity, turgidness, tympanism, tympany, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend, upturn, vein, waxing, way, widening, windiness
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY