Escalation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌeskəˈleɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word escalation
Brit.  |ɛskəˈleɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word escalation

noun

- an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy

higher wages caused an escalation of prices
there was a gradual escalation of hostilities

Examples

The conflict has escalated into an all-out war.

We are trying not to escalate the violence.

Salaries of leading executives have continued to escalate.

The cold weather has escalated fuel prices.

higher wages caused an escalation of prices

there was a gradual escalation of hostilities

A further escalation of the crisis now seems inevitable.

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