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economy

[ ih-kon-uh-mee ]
/ ɪˈkɒn ə mi /
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noun, plural e·con·o·mies.

adjective

adverb

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

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Origin of economy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM economy

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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British Dictionary definitions for economy

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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