HyperDic: economy

English > 4 senses of the word economy:
NOUNgroupeconomy, economic systemthe system of production and distribution and consumption
cognitioneconomythe efficient use of resources
attributeeconomy, thriftinessfrugality in the expenditure of money or resources
acteconomy, savingan act of economizing
economy > pronunciation
Soundsihkaa'nahmiy; iykaa'nahmiy
Rhymesacademy ... yummy: 83 rhymes with miy...
English > economy: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe system of production and distribution and consumption.
Synonymeconomic system
Partsblack economyA hidden sector of the economy where private cash transactions go unreported
sectorA social group that forms part of the society or the economy
NarrowerindustrialismAn economic system built on large / large industries rather than on agriculture or craftsmanship
market economy, free enterprise, private enterprise, laissez-faire economyAn economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
mixed economyAn economic system that combines private and state enterprises
non-market economyAn economy that is not a market economy
state capitalismAn economic system that is primarily capitalistic but there is some degree of government ownership of the means of production
state socialismAn economic system in which the government owns most means of production but some degree of private capitalism is allowed
Broadersystem, schemeA group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
Spanisheconomía, sistema económico
Catalaneconomia, sistema econòmic
Adjectiveseconomicof or relating to the science of economics
economic, economicalof or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
Nounseconomistan expert in the science of economics
English > economy: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe efficient use of resources.
Example"economy of effort"
Broaderefficiencyskillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
Spanisheconomía
Catalaneconomia
Adjectiveseconomic, economicalusing the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
Nounseconomistan expert in the science of economics
Verbseconomizeuse cautiously and frugally
economizespend sparingly, avoid the waste of
English > economy: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningfrugality in the expenditure of money or resources.
Example"the Scots are famous for their economy"
Synonymthriftiness
Broaderfrugality, frugalnessprudence in avoiding waste
Spanisheconomía
Catalaneconomia
Adjectiveseconomicalavoiding waste
Verbseconomizeuse cautiously and frugally
economizespend sparingly, avoid the waste of
English > economy: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAn act of economizing; reduction in cost.
Example"it was a small economy to walk to work every day"
Synonymsaving
Narrowereconomy of scaleThe saving in cost of production that is due to mass production
retrenchment, curtailment, downsizingThe reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Spanishahorro
Catalanestalvi
Adjectiveseconomicconcerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)
economicalusing the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
Verbseconomizeuse cautiously and frugally
economizespend sparingly, avoid the waste of

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