American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Prudent and thrifty in management; not wasteful or extravagant. See Synonyms at sparing.
- adj. Intended to save money, as by efficient operation or elimination of unnecessary features; economic: an economical heating system; an economical approach to control of corporate growth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as economic. The form economical is more common than economic in sense 5.
- adj. Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty.
- adj. Relating to economy in any other sense.
- adj. of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
- adj. using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
- adj. avoiding waste
- From economic + -al (Wiktionary)
“Customers identify and validate the requirements to be addressed and evaluate the contractor's performance, and ensure that the contract is used in economical and efficient ways.”
“That being said, hotels doors in economical hotels usually leave something to be desired in security.”
“They have more specialized uses and are often more difficult to extract in economical quantities than base metals like copper, tin and lead.”
“The most successful transition was made by journalists like Ben Hecht and Robert Benchley, who were accustomed to deadlines and copy editors and writing for an anonymous public that liked its information meted out in economical and dramatic doses … Journalists shared with veteran screenwriters a tendency to think of their work more as a craft than as an art.”
“They rely heavily on people from a certain economical and social disadvantage, to fill their ranks.”
“Perhaps, but only because history shows us that corporate greed causes most companies to miss the long term economical gains over a short term loss of licensing revenues.”
“On one side, we have a long and rich heritage of ethnical music which is a vast ocean of wealth that can not be damaged hopefully by this practice which is clearly motivated only by 'street recognition' and the short-term economical effect.”
“Not only is it obsolete in economical terms but it's obsolete also in physical terms.”
“Whence two systems of morals arise, not antagonistic but concurrent; religious or philosophical morality, and the morality to which I permit myself to apply the name economical”
“Without the word economical, this is a physics challenge that we know how to meet: to convert energy from photons to a flow of electrons.”
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