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[ih-kon-uh-me-triks] /ɪˌkɒn əˈmɛ trɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Economics.
the application of statistical and mathematical techniques in solving problems as well as in testing and demonstrating theories.
Origin of econometrics
First recorded in 1930-35; See origin at economy, metric2, -ics
Related forms
econometric, econometrical, adjective
[ih-kon-uh-mi-trish-uh n] /ɪˌkɒn ə mɪˈtrɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
econometrist, noun Unabridged
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  • Wide use is to be made of econometric models in the search for optimal solutions.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for econometric


(functioning as sing) the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to economic problems and theories
Derived Forms
econometric, econometrical, adjective
econometrist (ˌiːkəˈnɒmətrɪst) noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for econometric

1933, from comb. form of economy + -metric.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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