What does economics mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. economics, economic science, political economy(noun)

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

GCIDE

  1. Economics(n.)

    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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. economics(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Economics(noun)

    the science of household affairs, or of domestic management

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

  2. Economics(noun)

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

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

Freebase

  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  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Nouns Frequency

    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. Tharman Shanmugaratnam:

    What's interesting and unique about Singapore, more than economics, are our social strategies. We respected peoples' differences yet melded a nation and made an advantage out of diversity.

  2. Yvonne Lucas:

    To be an all-girls school with students who come mostly from two housing projects in the area – one from the East side and one from the West side – it’s important to show them that it doesn’t matter about the socio-economics (of where they come from).

  3. John Kilduff:

    To a certain degree, this reduces the economics of storing oil for later delivery, it's also feeds the idea that the supply-demand balance is swinging the other way, from surplus to tightness.

  4. Jessica Billingsley:

    At the end of the day, economics talk and jobs talk, i truly believe we're going to see some very meaningful and important movement coming out of this as states and governors look for a way to bolster their economy.

  5. Raymond F. DeVoe, Jr.:

    Economics is war pursued by other means.

Images & Illustrations of economics

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