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hyperinflation

[hahy-per-in-fley-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pər ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
extreme or excessive inflation.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; hyper- + inflation
Related forms
hyperinflationary, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyper inflation

hyperinflation

/ˌhaɪpəɪnˈfleɪʃən/
noun
1.
extremely high inflation, usually over 50 per cent per month, often involving social disorder Also called galloping inflation
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