Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sluggish economic growth coupled with a high rate of inflation and unemployment.

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  • noun economics Inflation accompanied by stagnant growth, unemployment or recession.

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  • noun a period of slow economic growth and high unemployment (stagnation) while prices rise (inflation)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[stag(nation) + (in)flation.]

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Blend of stagnation and inflation

Examples

  • That's when the word stagflation was invented to describe a truly ugly combination of rising inflation and stunted growth...

    Sheldon Filger: Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Urgently Warns Against "Planned" Inflation

  • The term stagflation is generally attributed to United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, Iain MacLeod in a speech to parliament in 1965.www. carlostmock.com

    The Sad State of Our Republic

  • The economic downturn has a lot of people throwing around the term stagflation, something we haven't heard for quite a while.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2008

  • The term stagflation is used to describe the policy-challenging combination of a stagnating economy at a time of rising inflation.

    Europe Economies Slow,

  • That's when the word stagflation was invented to describe a truly ugly combination of rising inflation and stunted growth.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "That's when the word stagflation was invented to describe a truly ugly combination of rising inflation and stunted growth."

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • That's when the word stagflation was invented to describe a truly ugly combination of rising inflation and stunted growth.

    NYT > Home Page

  • That's when the word stagflation was invented to describe a truly ugly combination of rising inflation and stunted growth.

    Forbes.com: News

  • That's when the word stagflation was invented to describe a truly ugly combination of rising inflation and stunted growth.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "That's when the word stagflation was invented to describe a truly ugly combination of rising inflation and stunted growth."

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

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