- (RP) IPA: /ˌɛkəˈnɒmɪkəl/, X-SAMPA: /%Ek@"nQmIk@l/
- (US) IPA: /ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪkəl/, X-SAMPA: /%Ek@"nAmIk@l/
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- Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty.
- Relating to economy in any other sense.
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.
careful with money
relating to economy