[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM econometrics

e·con·o·met·ric, e·con·o·met·ri·cal, adjectivee·con·o·me·tri·cian [ih-kon-uh-mi-trish-uh n] /ɪˌkɒn ə mɪˈtrɪʃ ən/, e·con·o·met·rist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for econometric

  • 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

/ (ɪˌkɒnəˈmɛtrɪks) /


(functioning as singular) the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to economic problems and theories

Derived forms of econometrics

econometric or econometrical, adjectiveeconometrist (ˌiːkəˈnɒmətrɪst), noun
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