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econometrics

[ ih-kon-uh-me-triks ]
/ ɪˌkɒn əˈmɛ trɪks /
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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.

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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-uhn], /ɪˌkɒn ə mɪˈtrɪʃ ən/, e·con·o·met·rist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for econometrics

econometrics
/ (ɪˌkɒnəˈmɛtrɪks) /

noun

(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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