Definition of economic
1 archaic : of or relating to a household or its management
2 : economical 2
3a : of or relating to economics economic theoriesb : of, relating to, or based on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services economic growthc : of or relating to an economy a group of economic advisers
4 : having practical or industrial significance or uses : affecting material resources
5 : profitable
Examples of economic in a Sentence
a program to prevent inflation and economic collapse
the President's chief economic adviser
We're looking for a more economic way of doing business.
Recent Examples of economic from the Web
Much of that thriving growth was due to Walker, who chartered the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in 1903 in the neighborhood to provide the loans and economic assistance to African-Americans when other banks wouldn't.
The House would then use the consequent savings — plus rosy assumptions about economic growth — to finance a buildup in military spending and massive tax breaks for the rich.
Arrojo says the style actually first became popular back in 2008, post-economic meltdown, when people wanted to stretch the time between appointments as much as possible.
Even though some of our economic threats are made in California, others are common to the rest of the nation.
Buyers in Britain have been particularly cautious due to economic uncertainty as the country prepares to exit the European Union.
A high share of renewables may be less efficient at powering economic growth than fossil fuels were in their 20th century heyday.
World Order: At the G20 summit last week, the world’s top 20 economic powers appeared divided—
And there is robust economic research linking conflict to underdevelopment.
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First Known Use of economic
ECONOMIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of economic for English Language Learners
: relating to an economy : relating to the process or system by which goods and services are produced, sold, and bought
: relating to the science of economics
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Definition of economic for Students
1 : of or relating to the study of economics economic theories
2 : relating to or based on the making, selling, and using of goods and services The program promoted economic growth.
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