- the art and science of home management.
- a college curriculum usually including studies in nutrition, the purchase, preparation, and service of food, interior design, clothing and textiles, child development, family relationships, and household economics.
Origin of home economics
Examples from the Web for home economics
Historical Examples of home economics
Such centers in home-economics laboratories have been appropriately called appreciation centers.
The home-economics laboratory offers an opportunity for centers in which interesting and artistic groupings may be arranged.
In some schools, the separate cottage is used to house the home-economics department.
Home-economics women of Berkeley, California, aided in collecting and making over old clothing.Our Schools in War Time—and After
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- (functioning as singular or plural) the study of diet, budgeting, child care, textiles, and other subjects concerned with running a home