hyperinflation

[hahy-per-in-fley-shuhn]
noun
extreme or excessive inflation.

Origin:
1925–30; hyper- + inflation

hyperinflationary, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hyperinflation
Collins
World English Dictionary
hyperinflation (ˌhaɪpəɪnˈfleɪʃən)
 
n
Also called: galloping inflation extremely high inflation, usually over 50 per cent per month, often involving social disorder

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Yet some economists and investors insist high inflation, even hyperinflation,
  is lurking in the wings.
It is also stuffed full of durable companies that have survived hyperinflation
  and two world wars.
The only alternative to a deflationary squeeze would be a burst of central bank
  money printing leading to hyperinflation.
One quick note: none of this means that hyperinflation is around the corner.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;