economical

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EtymologyEdit

economic +‎ -al

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AdjectiveEdit

economical (comparative more economical, superlative most economical)

  1. Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty.
  2. Relating to economy in any other sense.

Usage notesEdit

Modern usage prefers economic when describing the economy of a region or country (and when referring to personal or family budgeting).
Economical is preferred when referring to thrift or value for money.

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Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 10:17