Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the production, development, and management of material wealth, as of a country, household, or business enterprise.
  • adjective Of or relating to an economy.
  • adjective Of or relating to the science of economics.
  • adjective Of or relating to the practical necessities of life; material.
  • adjective Financially rewarding; economical.
  • adjective Efficient; economical.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to the household; domestic.
  • Pertaining to the regulation of household concerns.
  • Pertaining to pecuniary means or concerns; relating to or connected with income and expenditure: as, his economic management was bad; he was restrained by economic considerations; the economic branches of government.
  • Of or pertaining to economics, or the production, distribution, and use of wealth; relating to the means of living, or to the arts by which human needs and comforts are supplied: as, an economic problem; economic disturbances; economic geology or botany.
  • Characterized by freedom from wastefulness, extravagance, or excess; frugal; saving; sparing: as, economic use of money or of material.
  • = Syn.5. Saving, sparing, careful, thrifty, provident.
  • noun etc. Obsolete forms of economic, etc.
  • Relating to value as viewed from the standpoint of material welfare in contrast with values of other orders.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to the household; domestic.
  • adjective Relating to domestic economy, or to the management of household affairs.
  • adjective Managing with frugality; guarding against waste or unnecessary expense; careful and frugal in management and in expenditure; -- said of character or habits.
  • adjective Managed with frugality; not marked with waste or extravagance; using the minimum of time or effort or resources required for effectiveness; frugal; -- said of acts; saving.
  • adjective of or pertaining to the national or regional economy; relating to political economy; relating to the means of living, or the resources and wealth of a country; relating to the production or consumption of goods and services of a nation or region
  • adjective Regulative; relating to the adaptation of means to an end.
  • adjective of or pertaining to economics.
  • adjective profitable. Opposite of uneconomic.
  • adjective avoiding waste. Opposite of wasteful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective pertaining to an economy
  • adjective frugal; cheap (in the sense of representing good value); economical.
  • adjective pertaining to the study of money and its movement

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)
  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
  • adjective using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
  • adjective of or relating to the science of economics
  • adjective financially rewarding

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

economy +‎ -ic

Examples

  • We have had 13 years of a so-called Labour government which accepted the whole Thatcherite economic settlement, has seen an increase in social and ­economic inequality; worshipped wealth and fawned on high finance at home and abroad; passed a vast array of repressive laws; betrayed all its ­promises on the single currency - and in the end did more damage to the

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  • We have had 13 years of a so-called Labour government which accepted the whole Thatcherite economic settlement, has seen an increase in social and ­economic inequality; worshipped wealth and fawned on high finance at home and abroad; passed a vast array of repressive laws; betrayed all its ­promises on the single currency? and in the end did more damage to the

    Media news, UK and world media comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • We have had 13 years of a so-called Labour government which accepted the whole Thatcherite economic settlement, has seen an increase in social and ­economic inequality; worshipped wealth and fawned on high finance at home and abroad; passed a vast array of repressive laws; betrayed all its ­promises on the single currency - and in the end did more damage to the

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  • We have had 13 years of a so-called Labour government which accepted the whole Thatcherite economic settlement, has seen an increase in social and ­economic inequality; worshipped wealth and fawned on high finance at home and abroad; passed a vast array of repressive laws; betrayed all its ­promises on the single currency - and in the end did more damage to the

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  • We have had 13 years of a so-called Labour government which accepted the whole Thatcherite economic settlement, has seen an increase in social and ­economic inequality; worshipped wealth and fawned on high finance at home and abroad; passed a vast array of repressive laws; betrayed all its ­promises on the single currency? and in the end did more damage to the

    The Guardian World News

  • "We have had 13 years of a so-called Labour government which accepted the whole Thatcherite economic settlement, has seen an increase in social and ­economic inequality; worshipped wealth and fawned on high finance at home and abroad; passed a vast array of repressive laws; betrayed all its ­promises on the single currency? and in the end did more damage to the

    The Guardian World News

  • "We have had 13 years of a so-called Labour government which accepted the whole Thatcherite economic settlement, has seen an increase in social and ­economic inequality; worshipped wealth and fawned on high finance at home and abroad; passed a vast array of repressive laws; betrayed all its ­promises on the single currency? and in the end did more damage to the

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  • Thrice in this short piece Brooks throws around the term "economic determinism" without bothering to define it.

    Joseph A. Palermo: David Brooks's Anti-Poverty Program: "Bourgeois Paternalism"

  • "I think it's not being immodest to say that when we started the Institute for Justice in 1991, the term economic liberty was confined pretty much to libertarian academics," Mr. Mellor grins.

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  • More-over the term "economic uncertaint ­y" is a codeword from the CEO community that essentiall ­y translates into - unless Washington does everything we want - we won't invest in America which is why they're sitting on 2 trillion in cash and sinking most of it outside our borders.

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