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 formse·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

Historical Examples of 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



(functioning as singular) the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to economic problems and theories
Derived Formseconometric or econometrical, adjectiveeconometrist (ˌiːkəˈnɒmətrɪst), noun
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Word Origin and History for econometric

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

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