- pertaining to the production, distribution, and use of income, wealth, and commodities.
- of or relating to the science of economics.
- pertaining to an economy, or system of organization or operation, especially of the process of production.
- involving or pertaining to one's personal resources of money: to give up a large house for economic reasons.
- pertaining to use as a resource in the economy: economic entomology; economic botany.
- affecting or apt to affect the welfare of material resources: weevils and other economic pests.
Origin of economic
Examples from the Web for economic
In a remote location with little means for economic development, the Brogpas have cultivating this identity to their advantage.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
And black fury toward cops today is fueled by historic economic disparities and by the economic disaster of the past decade plus.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Texas has also started to become an engine of economic growth.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
Turkey has had more than a decade of economic boom, and is now the sixth-most-visited tourist destination in the world.The Women Battling an Islamist Strongman
December 22, 2014
Isaacs grew up in Britain, first Liverpool, then London, during a period of economic turmoil and conservative revival.After The Fall: Introducing The Anti-Villain
December 21, 2014
There may be instances in history of economic cures for economic ills; but I think they are few.
Lastly, it does not run counter to man's economic laws; it only uses and transcends them.
What would have become of economic justice if any one of these possibilities had occurred?
Economic justice must and will become an accomplished fact: that we know.
They saw in the rebellion a chance to improve their economic position.
- of or relating to an economy, economics, or financeeconomic development; economic theories
- British capable of being produced, operated, etc, for profit; profitablethe firm is barely economic
- concerning or affecting material resources or welfareeconomic pests
- concerned with or relating to the necessities of life; utilitarian
- a variant of economical
- informal inexpensive; cheap
Word Origin and History for economic
1590s, "pertaining to management of a household," perhaps shortened from economical or from French économique or directly from Latin oeconomicus "of domestic economy," from Greek oikonomikos "practiced in the management of a household or family," hence, "frugal, thrifty," from oikonomia (see economy (n.)). Meaning "relating to the science of economics" is from 1835 and now is the main sense, economical retaining the older one of "characterized by thrift."