What does economics mean?

Definitions for economics
ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪks, ˌi kə-eco·nom·ics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. economics, economic science, political economynoun

    the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management


  1. Economicsnoun

    Political economy; the science of the utilities or the useful application of wealth or material resources; the study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services of a nation or region, and its effect on the wealth of a country. See Political economy, under Political.


  1. economicsnoun

    The study of resource allocation, distribution and consumption; of capital and investment; and of management of the factors of production.

  2. Etymology: From economy, from oeconomia, from οἰκονομία, from οἶκος + νόμος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Economicsnoun

    the science of household affairs, or of domestic management

  2. Economicsnoun

    political economy; the science of the utilities or the useful application of wealth or material resources. See Political economy, under Political

  3. Etymology: [Gr. ta` o'ikonomika`, equiv. to "h o'ikonomi`a. See Economic.]


  1. Economics

    Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek οἰκονομία from οἶκος + νόμος, hence "rules of the house". Political economy was the earlier name for the subject, but economists in the late 19th century suggested "economics" as a shorter term for "economic science" that also avoided a narrow political-interest connotation and as similar in form to "mathematics", "ethics", and so forth. A focus of the subject is how economic agents behave or interact and how economies work. Consistent with this, a primary textbook distinction is between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics examines the behavior of basic elements in the economy, including individual agents and markets, and their interactions. Macroeconomics analyzes the entire economy and issues affecting it, including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy. Other broad distinctions include those between positive economics and normative economics; between economic theory and applied economics; between rational and behavioral economics; and between mainstream economics and heterodox economics.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. economics

    The science of the production, distribution and use of wealth, best understood by college professors on half-rations.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Economics

    The science of utilization, distribution, and consumption of services and materials.

Editors Contribution

  1. economics

    The act, process and science of creating, managing, stimulating and generating an economy.

    Economics is simple when we look at it in a simple manner.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'economics' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3354

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    Rank popularity for the word 'economics' in Nouns Frequency: #1427

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of economics in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of economics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of economics in a Sentence

  1. David Round:

    The weak gas price certainly doesn't help the economics. But there's still a lot of potential there, you'd expect costs to come down once you get a few years into the development.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Trump economics is a recipe for lower wages, fewer jobs, more debt, he could bankrupt America like he bankrupted his companies. I mean, ask yourself: How can anybody lose money running a casino, really?

  3. Link Starbureiy:

    It turns out that the economics of the world is ideally parimutuel.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Well that's a sure budget-busting give-away to the super-wealthy, and that's the kind of bad economics you're likely to get from any of the candidates on the other side.

  5. Steve Bullock:

    Watching that last debate, folks seemed more concerned about scoring points or outdoing each other with wish-list economics than making sure Americans know we hear their voices and will help their lives.

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