HyperDic: economic

English > 5 senses of the word economic:
ADJECTIVEperteconomic, economicalof or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
perteconomicof or relating to the science of economics
alleconomic, economicalusing the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
alleconomicconcerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)
alleconomicfinancially rewarding
economic > pronunciation
Soundseh.kahnaa'mihk; iy.kahnaa'mihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > economic: 5 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth.
Examples
  • "economic growth"
  • "aspects of social, political, and economical life"
Synonymeconomical
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Nounseconomythe system of production and distribution and consumption
Adverbseconomicallywith respect to the economic system
English > economic: 5 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the science of economics.
Example"economic theory"
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Adjectivessocioeconomicinvolving social as well as economic factors
Nounseconomicsthe branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
economythe system of production and distribution and consumption
Adverbseconomicallywith respect to economic science
English > economic: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningUsing the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness.
Examples
  • "an economic use of home heating oil"
  • "a modern economical heating system"
  • "an economical use of her time"
Synonymeconomical
Broaderefficienteffective without wasting time or effort or expense
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Nounseconomythe efficient use of resources
Adverbseconomicallyin an economical manner
English > economic: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningconcerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money).
Examples
  • "he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons"
  • "gave up the large house for economic reasons"
  • "in economic terms they are very privileged"
Broaderworldly, secular, temporalcharacteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
Nounseconomyan act of economizing
English > economic: 5 senses > adjective 5
Meaningfinancially rewarding.
Examples
  • "it was no longer economic to keep the factory open"
  • "have to keep prices high enough to make it economic to continue the service"
BroaderprofitableYielding material gain or profit
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