Definitions for economicalˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ec•o•nom•i•cal*ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-(adj.)
avoiding waste or extravagance; involving the efficient use of wealth or resources
an economical use of space.
economic; pertaining to economics.
* Syn: economical , thrifty , frugal imply careful and efficient use of resources. economical implies prudent planning in the disposition of resources so as to avoid unnecessary waste or expense: It is economical to buy in large quantities. thrifty adds the idea of industry and successful management: a thrifty shopper looking for bargains. frugal suggests saving by denying oneself luxuries: so frugal that he never takes taxis.
Origin of economical:
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
economical(adjective)ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-
giving good value for the money spent
cheap, economical recipes; the world's most economical car
economicalˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-
careful not to spend a lot of money
Try to be economical.; a policy that makes sense economically
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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
thrifty; not extravagant
This car is very economical on petrol.
- econômicoPortuguese (BR)
- οικονομικός, ολιγοδάπανοςGreek
- económico, ahorradorSpanish
- کم مصرف؛ صرفه جوFarsi
- économe; économiqueFrench
- अल्पव्यय सम्बन्धीHindi
- ekonomičan, štedljivCroatian
- takarékos; gazdaságosHungarian
- economico, (che fa risparmiare)Italian
- taupīgs; ekonomisksLatvian
- besparende,økonomisk, sparsomNorwegian
- کم مصرف؛ صرفه جوPersian
- اقتصادى، سپموونكىPashto
- care face economie (de)Romanian
- экономный; экономичныйRussian
- ekonomisk, sparsam, dryg, snålSwedish
- ekonomik, hesaplı, tutumluTurkish
- 節約的Chinese (Trad.)
- економний, ощадливийUkrainian
- با کفایتUrdu
- tiết kiệmVietnamese
- 节约的Chinese (Simp.)
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