pertaining to the production, distribution, and use of income, wealth, and commodities.
of or relating to the science of .
pertaining to an , 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 :
economic entomology; economic botany.
affecting or apt to affect the welfare of material resources:
weevils and other economic pests.
of or relating to an economy, economics, or finance: economic development, economic theories
(Brit) capable of being produced, operated, etc, for profit; profitable: the firm is barely economic
concerning or affecting material resources or welfare: economic pests
concerned with or relating to the necessities of life; utilitarian
a variant of economical
(informal) inexpensive; cheap
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.”
the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession. a degree, level, or kind of schooling: a university education. the […]
pertaining to . tending or intended to , instruct, or inform: an educational show on television. Contemporary Examples In an interview with The Guardian, Franzen said he intended the cat section of Freedom partially as “ an educational service.” The War on Cats: Jonathan Franzen and Bird-Lovers Fight Back Ben Crair March 20, 2011 In […]
a specialist in the theory and methods of . Historical Examples The first great question with the educationist then should be, “Does Nature ever teach?” A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education James Gall This is a principle then of which the educationist should take advantage. A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education […]
asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life. a person who adheres to egalitarian beliefs. Contemporary Examples This egalitarian impulse was in part driven by people returning from WW II and Korea, many of whom benefited from the GI Bill. In the Future […]