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inflation

 [in-fla´shun]
distention or the act of distending, with air, gas, or fluid.

in·fla·tion

(in-flā'shŭn),
Distention by a fluid or gas.
[L. inflatio, fr. in-flo, pp. -flatus, to blow into, inflate]

inflation

/in·fla·tion/ (in-fla´shun) distention, or the act of distending, with air, gas, or fluid.

inflation

In the context of fat fetishism, the deliberate distension of the stomach with air or liquids to evoke arousal in a fat-admiring sexual partner.

in·fla·tion

(in-flā'shŭn)
Distention by a fluid or gas.
Synonym(s): vesiculation (2) .
[L. inflatio, fr. in-flo, pp. -flatus, to blow into, inflate]

in·fla·tion

(in-flā'shŭn)
Distention by a fluid or gas.
Synonym(s): vesiculation (2) .
[L. inflatio, fr. in-flo, pp. -flatus, to blow into, inflate]

inflation


carcass inflation
pumping of air under the skin of a carcass of sheep or cattle to facilitate skinning. Universally discouraged, mostly forbidden for meat for human consumption.
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The consensus support for price stability among central banks has clearly made an important difference to the public and to their governments, and it remains strong around the world.
Remarkably, after episodes of rather violent inflation and deflation experienced during the first 25 years of the Federal Reserve, no mention of price stability as an objective can be found in this description.
At the same time as it offered its "understanding," the Bank emphasized--as it had done in 2000--that under normal circumstances, it regarded zero inflation as the definition of price stability in Japan.
Price stability remains the ECB's main goal, he added.
The case for maintaining price stability--in the United States and elsewhere--is rooted in experience and theory, which indicate that monetary policy best supports employment, economic growth, and financial stability by making price stability a priority.
The treaty establishing the European Community assigned to the ECB the maintenance of price stability in the euro area as the primary objective and unambiguous mandate.
The Reserve Bank is required, under the Policy Targets Agreement, to deliver price stability in such a manner as 'to avoid unnecessary instability in output, interest rates and the exchange rate', and Professor Svensson's research indicates that the Bank is achieving this too.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) said Tuesday it will organize a workshop on price stability, inviting market players and businesspeople in the distribution sector as well as academics, government experts and its own staff.
Price Stability Provides Substantial Benefits to the Economy
The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged yesterday, but said the next rates rise was only a matter of time as high oil prices and a weak euro threatened price stability.
All three of the interest rate measures taken over the last few months indicate the ECB's continued determination to "counter the emerging upside risks to price stability in a timely and pre-emptive manner".