HyperDic: economical

English > 3 senses of the word economical:
ADJECTIVEalleconomical, economicusing the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
perteconomical, economicof or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
alleconomical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stintingavoiding waste
economical > pronunciation
Soundseh.kahnaa'mihkahl; iy.kahnaa'mihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > economical: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUsing the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness.
Examples
  • "a modern economical heating system"
  • "an economical use of her time"
Synonymeconomic
Broaderefficienteffective without wasting time or effort or expense
Spanisheconómico
Catalaneconòmic
Nounseconomyan act of economizing
economythe efficient use of resources
English > economical: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth.
Example "aspects of social, political, and economical life"
Synonymeconomic
Spanisheconómico
Catalaneconòmic
Nounseconomythe system of production and distribution and consumption
English > economical: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningavoiding waste.
Examples
  • "an economical meal"
  • "an economical shopper"
Synonymsfrugal, scotch, sparing, stinting
BroaderthriftyCareful and diligent in the use of resources
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanisheconómico, frugal
Catalaneconòmic, frugal, sobri
Nounseconomyfrugality in the expenditure of money or resources

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