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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

econometric play \-trik\ adjective
econometrically play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
econometrician play \-mə-ˈtri-shən\ noun
econometrist play \-ˈme-trist\ noun


Origin of econometrics

blend of economics and metric


First Known Use: 1931


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