noun Date: 1930 inflation growing at a very high rate in a very short time; also a period of hyperinflation • hyperinflationary adjective

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  • hyperinflation — ● hyperinflation nom féminin Inflation d une extrême intensité. ● hyperinflation (synonymes) nom féminin Inflation d une extrême intensité. Synonymes : inflation galopante hyperinflation [ipɛʀɛ̃flɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. Attesté 1994; de hyper , et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hyperinflation — n. an unusually rapid rate of monetary inflation, as when prices rise more than 100 per cent per year. Note: A famous example occurred in Germany after the first World War, reaching its peak in the period 1923. When the hyperinflation ended by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyperinflation — 1930 in the economic sense, from HYPER (Cf. hyper ) + INFLATION (Cf. inflation). Earlier as a medical term in treatment of lung diseases …   Etymology dictionary

  • hyperinflation — [n] extremely high, rising economic inflation devaluation, overextension, run away inflation, wheelbarrow economics; concept 335 …   New thesaurus

  • hyperinflation — ► NOUN ▪ monetary inflation occurring at a very high rate …   English terms dictionary

  • hyperinflation — [hī΄pər in flā′shən] n. economic inflation that is particularly severe or extensive hyperinflationary adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hyperinflation — Un billet de 100 milliards de milliards de pengő (1020), en 1946 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hyperinflation — Certain figures in this article use scientific notation for readability. In economics, hyperinflation is inflation that is out of control , a condition in which prices increase rapidly as a currency loses its value. Formal definitions vary from a …   Wikipedia

  • Hyperinflation — Deutsche Banknoten aus der Zeit der Hyperinflation 1923 Reichsbanknote 5 Milliarden Mark vom …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hyperinflation — Extremely rapid or out of control inflation. There is no precise numerical definition to hyperinflation. Hyperinflation is a situation where the price increases are so out of control that the concept of inflation is meaningless. When associated… …   Investment dictionary

  • hyperinflation — See: inflation * * * hyperinflation hy‧per‧in‧fla‧tion [ˌhaɪpərɪnˈfleɪʆn] ➔ inflation * * *    Inflation rising at 100 percent or more per year. Hyperinflation can become self fuelling and can ultimately trigger an economic collapse.    ► See… …   Financial and business terms

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