See also: econòmics

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From economy +‎ -ics, from Latin oeconomia, from Ancient Greek οἰκονομία (oikonomía, the management of a household).

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economics (uncountable)

  1. (social sciences) The study of resource allocation, distribution and consumption; of capital and investment; and of management of the factors of production.
    Synonyms: dismal science; see also Thesaurus:economics
    Mary studied economics for 5 years before going into banking.
    • 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.

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  1. masculine plural of economich

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  1. masculine plural of economic