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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible.
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
It a letter contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.
There's been so much evidence that treating the ash trees is so much more economical than removing them.
Any business that’s economical, that can succeed in the marketplace, any form of energy, we’re all for, as a matter of fact, we’re investing in quite a number of them, ourselves.
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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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