escalation

Definitions

Construction

  • An increase in the cost of performing construction work, resulting from performing the work in a later period of time and at a cost higher than originally anticipated in the bid.

Economics

  • Regarding the structure of tariffs, see tariff escalation.
  • In the context of a trade war, escalation refers to the increase in tariffs that occurs as countries retaliate again and again.

Military

  • noun an increase in the intensity or seriousness of something
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