inflationary
adjective Date: 1920 of, characterized by, or productive of inflation <
inflationary policies
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  • inflationary — [in flā′shə ner΄ē] adj. of, causing, or characterized by inflation …   English World dictionary

  • inflationary — /ɪn fleɪʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/ adjective which tends to increase inflation ● inflationary trends in the economy ♦ the economy is in an inflationary spiral the economy is in a situation where price rises encourage higher wage demands which in turn make… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • inflationary — /ɪn fleɪʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/ adjective which tends to increase inflation ● inflationary trends in the economy ♦ the economy is in an inflationary spiral the economy is in a situation where price rises encourage higher wage demands which in turn make… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • inflationary — in|fla|tion|a|ry [ınˈfleıʃənəri US ʃəneri] adj relating to or causing price increases ▪ inflationary pressures in the economy ▪ A new round of wage increases could trigger an inflationary spiral (=a continuing rise in both wages and prices) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inflationary — [[t]ɪnfle͟ɪʃənri, AM neri[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Inflationary means connected with inflation or causing inflation. The bank is worried about mounting inflationary pressures …   English dictionary

  • inflationary — adjective relating to or causing price increases: inflationary wage increases | inflationary spiral (=the continuing rise in wages and prices because an increase in one causes an increase in the other) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inflationary — /in flay sheuh ner ee/, adj. of, pertaining to, reflective of, or causing inflation: inflationary prices. [1915 20; INFLATION + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inflationary — adjective Causing or liable to cause inflation. The rapid influx of precious metals from the new mines had an inflationary effect on the specie based economy …   Wiktionary

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