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econometrics

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noun plural but singular in construction econo·met·rics \i-ˌkä-nə-ˈme-triks, ē-ˌkä-\

Definition of econometrics

  1. :  the application of statistical methods to the study of economic data and problems

econo·met·ric play \-trik\ adjective
econo·met·ri·cal·ly play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
econo·me·tri·cian play \-mə-ˈtri-shən\ noun
econo·met·rist play \-ˈme-trist\ noun


Origin of econometrics

blend of economics and metric


First Known Use: 1931


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