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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:58 am 
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'flation Definitions

Main Entry: in.fla.tion
Pronunciation: in-'flA-sh&n
Function: noun
Date: 14th century
2 : an increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods and services resulting in a continuing rise in the general price level

Main Entry: de.fla.tion
Pronunciation: di-'flA-sh&n, "dE-
Function: noun
Date: 1891
2 : a contraction in the volume of available money or credit that results in a general decline in prices

Main Entry: stag.fla.tion
Pronunciation: "stag-'flA-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: blend of stagnation and inflation
Date: 1965
: persistent inflation combined with stagnant consumer demand and relatively high unemployment
- stag.fla.tion.ary /-sh&-"ner-E/ adjective

Main Entry: hy.per.in.fla.tion
Pronunciation: "hI-p&r-in-'flA-sh&n
Function: noun
Date: 1930
: inflation growing at a very high rate in a very short time; also : a period of hyperinflation
- hy.per.in.fla.tion.ary /-sh&-"n&r-E/ adjective

Main Entry: re.fla.tion
Pronunciation: (")rE-'flA-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: re- + -flation (as in deflation)
Date: 1932
: restoration of deflated prices to a desirable level
- re.flate /(")rE-'flAt/ verb
- re.fla.tion.ary /-sh&-"ner-E/ adjective

Main Entry: slump.fla.tion
Pronunciation: "sl&mp-'flA-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: [^2]slump + inflation
Date: 1974
: a state or period of combined economic decline and rising inflation


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