Definitions for economicˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪk, ˌi kə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ec•o•nom•icˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪk, ˌi kə-(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the production, distribution, and use of income, wealth, and commodities.

    Category: Business

  2. of or pertaining to the science of economics.

    Category: Business

  3. involving one's personal resources of money.

    Category: Business

  4. pertaining to use as a resource in the economy:

    economic botany.

    Category: Business

  5. apt to affect the welfare of material resources:

    weevils and other economic pests.

    Category: Business

  6. Category: Business

    Ref: economical (def. 1). 1

Origin of economic:

1585–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. economic, economical(adj)

    of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth

    "economic growth"; "aspects of social, political, and economical life"

  2. economic(adj)

    of or relating to the science of economics

    "economic theory"

  3. economic, economical(adj)

    using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness

    "an economic use of home heating oil"; "a modern economical heating system"; "an economical use of her time"

  4. economic(adj)

    concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)

    "he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons"; "gave up the large house for economic reasons"; "in economic terms they are very privileged"

  5. economic(adj)

    financially rewarding

    "it was no longer economic to keep the factory open"; "have to keep prices high enough to make it economic to continue the service"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. economic(adjective)ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪk, ˌi kə-

    relating to financial and commercial activities

    economic growth

  2. economicˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪk, ˌi kə-

    ≠ uneconomic

    ***The company says the system is not economic.

Wiktionary

  1. economic(Adjective)

    pertaining to an economy

  2. economic(Adjective)

    frugal; cheap (in the sense of representing good value); economical.

  3. economic(Adjective)

    pertaining to the study of money and its movement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Economic(adj)

    alt. of Economical

Freebase

  1. Economic

    The Economic was a British three-wheeled cyclecar made from 1919 to 1922 by Economic Motors of Wells Street, London, W1. It was, at £60, almost certainly the cheapest car on the British market at the time. The car had a single front wheel and no suspension, relying on the tyres and the flexibility of its ash frame to absorb road bumps. The two seater body was very simple with no windscreen or weather protection. The bodywork was minimal. The 165 cc, air-cooled, flat twin two-stroke engine drove the right-hand rear wheel by chain, and a variable-speed friction drive transmission was used, giving two forwards speeds and reverse. A top speed of 30 mph was claimed. A motorcycle using the same engine, also with friction drive, was also offered for £28 10 shillings.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'economic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #349

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'economic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1330

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'economic' in Adjectives Frequency: #36


Translations for economic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

economic(adjective)

of or concerned with (an) economy

the country's economic future.

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