See also: econòmic
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪk/, /ˌɛkəˈnɒmɪk/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪk/
- Rhymes: -ɒmɪk
- Pertaining to an economy.
- 2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
- Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
- 2021 January 7, Charles Hugh Smith, The Tyranny Nobody Talks About:
- There is much talk of tyranny in the political realm, but little is said about the tyrannies in the economic realm, a primary one being the tyranny of high costs: high costs crush the economy from within and enslave those attempting to start enterprises or keep their businesses afloat.
- Frugal; cheap (in the sense of representing good value); economical.
- Pertaining to the study of money and its movement.
- (obsolete) Pertaining to the management of a household
- 1714 , John Davies, Nahum Tate, editor, The Original, Nature, and Immortality of the Soul, Second edition, London: Hammond Banks, page 64:
- And doth employ her Oeconomick Art, and buisy Care, her Houshold to preserve
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.
pertaining to an economy
pertaining to the study of money
economic m pl
- plural of
Declension of economic