economic

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ec•o•nom•ic /ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪk, ˌikə-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Business[before a noun] of or relating to the production, distribution, and use of income, wealth, and goods and services.
  2. Business[before a noun] of or relating to the science of economics.
  3. Businesseconomical.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
ec•o•nom•ic  (ek′ə nomik, ē′kə-), 
adj. 
  1. Businesspertaining to the production, distribution, and use of income, wealth, and commodities.
  2. Businessof or pertaining to the science of economics.
  3. Businesspertaining to an economy, or system of organization or operation, esp. of the process of production.
  4. Businessinvolving or pertaining to one's personal resources of money:to give up a large house for economic reasons.
  5. Businesspertaining to use as a resource in the economy:economic entomology; economic botany.
  6. Businessaffecting or apt to affect the welfare of material resources:weevils and other economic pests.
  7. Businesseconomical.
Etymology:
  • Greek oikonomikós relating to household management, equivalent. to oikonóm(os) steward (oîko(s) house + nómos manager) + -ikos -ic
  • Latin oeconomicus
  • Middle French economique)
  • ( 1585–95


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

economic /ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪk ˌɛkə-/ adj
  1. of or relating to an economy, economics, or finance
  2. Brit capable of being produced, operated, etc, for profit; profitable
  3. concerning or affecting material resources or welfare: economic pests
  4. concerned with or relating to the necessities of life; utilitarian
  5. a variant of economical
  6. informal inexpensive; cheap



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