economic

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adjective eco·nom·ic \ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik, ˌē-kə-\

Definition of economic

  1. 1 archaic :  of or relating to a household or its management

  2. 2 :  economical 2

  3. 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. 4 :  having practical or industrial significance or uses :  affecting material resources

  5. 5 :  profitable

Examples of economic in a Sentence

  1. a program to prevent inflation and economic collapse

  2. the President's chief economic adviser

  3. We're looking for a more economic way of doing business.

Recent Examples of economic from the Web

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First Known Use of economic

1599


ECONOMIC Defined for English Language Learners

economic

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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


ECONOMIC Defined for Kids

economic

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adjective eco·nom·ic \ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik, ˌē-\

Definition of economic for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the study of economics economic theories

  2. 2 :  relating to or based on the making, selling, and using of goods and services The program promoted economic growth.



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