[ ek-uh-nom-ik, ee-kuh- ]
/ ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪk, ˌi kə- /
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.
Words nearby economic
Origin of economic
1585–95; (< Middle French economique) < Latin oeconomicus < Greek oikonomikós relating to household management, equivalent to oikonóm(os) steward (oîko(s) house + nómos manager) + -ikos -ic
OTHER WORDS FROM economic
an·ti·ec·o·nom·ic, adjectivenon·e·co·nom·ic, adjectivepre·ec·o·nom·ic, adjectivequa·si-ec·o·nom·ic, adjective
sub·ec·o·nom·ic, adjectiveun·ec·o·nom·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subeconomic
/ (ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪk, ˌɛkə-) /
of or relating to an economy, economics, or financeeconomic development; economic theories
British capable of being produced, operated, etc, for profit; profitablethe firm is barely economic
concerning or affecting material resources or welfareeconomic pests
concerned with or relating to the necessities of life; utilitarian
a variant of economical
informal inexpensive; cheap
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