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.
- an·ti·ec·o·nom·ic, adjective
- non·e·co·nom·ic, adjective
- pre·ec·o·nom·ic, adjective
- qua·si-ec·o·nom·ic, adjective
- sub·ec·o·nom·ic, adjective
- un·ec·o·nom·ic, adjective
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How to use economic in a sentence
Advocates for physical education fear more cuts could be coming, as districts grapple with looming budget cuts stemming from the current economic downturn.Kids are shooting hoops with rolled up socks, but pandemic physical education is not canceled | Kelly Field | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
John Falcicchio, Bowser’s chief of staff and deputy mayor for economic development, said Shallal reached out in recent weeks to ask about obtaining the concrete barriers, which were soon provided by the city’s Department of Transportation.Busboys and Poets to launch ‘streatery’ east of the Anacostia River | Michael Brice-Saddler | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Several states have also generated significant tax revenues and new jobs from the industry, which have been particularly prized during the economic slowdown caused by the pandemic.Canada’s largest cannabis company is turning its attention to the US | Karen Ho | February 11, 2021 | Quartz
They are disconnected from fundamental structures of society, a fissure that can have long-term emotional and economic ramifications.
The economic stimulus that Congress passed in December included $610 million for Metro, but transit officials say they expect to need at least one more federal boost late this year to make a final hurdle toward recovery.Metro seeks bond sales to raise $360 million for capital projects | Justin George | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
“The US cannot tolerate the idea of any rival economic entity,” Stone writes.
Andrew still plans to fly to Davos in Switzerland for the World economic Forum on January 21, representing the British government.
What they believe impacts economic policy, foreign policy, education policy, environmental policy, you name it.
In a remote location with little means for economic development, the Brogpas have cultivating this identity to their advantage.
And black fury toward cops today is fueled by historic economic disparities and by the economic disaster of the past decade plus.
If there is everywhere complete economic freedom, then there will ensue in consequence a régime of social justice.
Prices such as are indicated here were dismissed by the earlier economist as mere economic curiosities.
True, in such a case as this, "economic strength" would probably be broken down by the intrusion of physical violence.
It appears in nearly every book on economic theory from Adam Smith and Ricardo till to-day.
But in reality this paradox of value is the most fundamental proposition in economic science.
British Dictionary definitions for economic
of or relating to an economy, economics, or finance: economic development; economic theories
British capable of being produced, operated, etc, for profit; profitable: the firm is barely economic
concerning or affecting material resources or welfare: economic pests
concerned with or relating to the necessities of life; utilitarian
a variant of economical
informal inexpensive; cheap
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