- 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.
Origin of economic
Examples from the Web for uneconomic
They might not have been sinful, but they were not literary and they were uneconomic.At Good Old Siwash
All this habit of destructiveness is uneconomic in the best sense, unsocial, unmoral.The Holy Earth
L. H. Bailey
Of modern postage rates very few are constructed on this principle, and to that extent they are uneconomic.The Development of Rates of Postage
A. D. Smith
Beyond that limit all that he earns is sheer waste, and uneconomic remuneration which evokes no further effort.A Short History of English Liberalism
Walter Lyon Blease
Given by another man this explanation would be uneconomic, but from him it was so logical that even a child could comprehend it.The Insurrection in Dublin
- not economic; not profitable
- 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
Word Origin and History for uneconomic
1590s, "pertaining to management of a household," perhaps shortened from economical or from French économique or directly from Latin oeconomicus "of domestic economy," from Greek oikonomikos "practiced in the management of a household or family," hence, "frugal, thrifty," from oikonomia (see economy (n.)). Meaning "relating to the science of economics" is from 1835 and now is the main sense, economical retaining the older one of "characterized by thrift."