economy

[ ih-kon-uh-mee ]
/ ɪˈkɒn ə mi /

noun, plural e·con·o·mies.

adjective

adverb

in economy-class accommodations, or by economy-class conveyance: to travel economy.

Origin of economy

1520–30; (< Middle French economie) < Latin oeconomia < Greek oikonomíā household management, equivalent to oîko(s) house + -nomia -nomy

Related forms

non·e·con·o·my, noun, plural non·e·con·o·mies.sub·e·con·o·my, noun, plural sub·e·con·o·mies.su·per·e·con·o·my, noun, plural su·per·e·con·o·mies.
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economy

/ (ɪˈkɒnəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

Word Origin for economy

C16: via Latin from Greek oikonomia domestic management, from oikos house + -nomia, from nemein to manage
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