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Synonyms for inflation

Synonyms for inflation

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

lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

the act of filling something with air


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3 percent from September 2011 to September 2012, far outpacing the overall economic inflation level of 2.
1975: OPEC agreed to raise crude oil prices by 10%, which began a wave of world economic inflation.
CAIRO: In a time of political uncertainty and the threat of economic inflation, charity activities remain toiling for the sake of the less privileged.
Elaborating on the reasons for the high cost of energy he said that along with economic inflation but the US foreign policy has caused soaring energy prices.
While correlation is not necessarily causation, in a correlative reaction, to raising oil prices and possible economic inflation, the Federal Reserve moved from a low accommodative interest rate policy to one of a steady and consistent increasing of interest rates between 2004 and 2007.