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[hahy-per-in-fley-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pər ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən/
extreme or excessive inflation.
Origin of hyperinflation
1925-30; hyper- + inflation
Related forms
hyperinflationary, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hyperinflation
  • 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.
  • Changes in dynamic hyperinflation are thus representative of subtle changes in bronchial obstruction.
British Dictionary definitions for hyperinflation


extremely high inflation, usually over 50 per cent per month, often involving social disorder Also called galloping inflation
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Word Origin and History for hyperinflation

1930 in the economic sense, from hyper- + inflation. Earlier as a medical term in treatment of lung diseases.

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