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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An increase in the amount of money in circulation, making money less valuable and prices rise.

Usage examples (39)
  • The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin.
  • In inflation everything gets more valuable except money
  • After 5 years this stocks may be (but not required) sold on the market or if they have less value that original value + inflation, government will buy them at value...
  • Long term inflation is never good for the holders of capital. for more
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