Definitions for economicalˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-
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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"
of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
"economic growth"; "aspects of social, political, and economical life"
economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting(adj)
"an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally"
Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty.
Relating to economy in any other sense.
Origin: From economic + -al
pertaining to the household; domestic
relating to domestic economy, or to the management of household affairs
managing with frugality; guarding against waste or unnecessary expense; careful and frugal in management and in expenditure; -- said of character or habits
managed with frugality; not marked with waste or extravagance; frugal; -- said of acts; saving; as, an economical use of money or of time
relating to the means of living, or the resources and wealth of a country; relating to political economy; as, economic purposes; economical truths
regulative; relating to the adaptation of means to an end
Translations for economical
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- ekonomický, hospodárnýCzech
- wirtschaftlich, ökonomisch, sparsamGerman
- ekonominen, taloudellinen, säästeliäsFinnish
- cùramachScottish Gaelic
- spaarzaam, economisch, zuinigDutch
- экономический, экономный, бережливый, хозяйственныйRussian
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