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
Gorkov could draw new attention to the clashing story lines Friday, when he is scheduled to deliver public remarks to an economic conference in St. Petersburg.
Williams said the next step in making the project a reality is an economic impact study to demonstrate the financial value of the idea to local and state government officials.
China accounts for about 90 percent of the total, giving Beijing unique economic leverage over Pyongyang.
But in March, church leaders announced that the school would shut down in June because of declining enrollment — as well as uncertain border and economic issues.
Other global leaders have been urging him to stay during high level security and economic meetings in Italy that began Friday.
For example, amid a deep economic crisis in the country, the island has struggled with garbage collection.
Mr. Suarez and other business leaders fear that the provision would undermine economic development in the state by holding projects to an unreasonable — and unattainable — level of environmental stewardship.
Those stuck in the lower economic strata, including the working poor, migrant workers, and students from poorer, rural areas, have few options for living space.
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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
ECONOMIC Defined for Kids
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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