microeconomics

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noun, plural in form but usually singular in construction mi·cro·eco·nom·ics \-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-miks, -ˌē-kə-\

Definition of microeconomics

  1. :  a study of economics in terms of individual areas of activity (such as a firm) — compare macroeconomics

microeconomic

play \-ˈnä-mik\ adjective

microeconomist

play \-i-ˈkä-nə-mist\ noun

1943

First Known Use of microeconomics

1943


MICROECONOMICS Defined for English Language Learners

microeconomics

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Definition of microeconomics for English Language Learners

  • : the study of the economic decisions and actions of individual people, companies, etc.


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