The rate at which prices for goods and services rise, and, subsequently, purchasing...
The act or process of inflating, or the state of being inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion; enlargement.
Persistent expansion or increase in the general level of prices, usually caused by overissue of currency, and resulting in a reduced value of the currency. It is contrasted with deflation, and is when it occurs to a very high degree is called hyperinflation.
Occurs when purchasing power declines due to increase in the prices of goods and services based on a percentage change in the Consumer Price Index .
Short period of unchecked cosmic expansion early in the history of the universe. During inflation, the universe swelled in size by a factor of about 1050.
a brief period of ultra-rapid expansion in the very early universe about 10-38 to 10-36 seconds after the Big Bang.
Postulated period in the very early Universe of extremely rapid expansion, inflating what is now the observable Universe from an atomic size to its cosmological size in a fraction of a second. This process makes the Universe very smooth and flat, as observed.
A brief period shortly after the Big Bang during which the Universe expanded very rapidly. The theory of Inflation is necessary to make the theory of the Big Bang agree with astronomical observations.
An ego with no limits. The ego's identification with the God image.
A state in which one has an unrealistically high or low (negative inflation) sense of identity. It indicates a regression of consciousness into unconsciousness, which typically happens when the ego takes too many unconscious contents upon itself and loses the faculty of discrimination.
A psychic state characterized by an exaggerated and un real sense of one's own importance. It is caused by an identification of the ego with an archetypal image.
An overexpansion of the personality through identification with an archetype or, in pathological cases, with a historical or religious figure, which exceeds individual limitations.