the branch of geology dealing with the location and exploitation of industrial materials obtained from the earth.
the study of how geological deposits can be used as economic resources
noun 1. a commodity or service that can be utilized to satisfy human wants and that has exchange value.
- Economic indicator
noun 1. a statistical measure representing an economic variable: the retail price index is an economic indicator of the actual level of prices
- Economic indicators
Series of statistical figures, such as the consumer price index or the gross domestic product, used by economists to predict future economic activity.
- Economic migrant
noun 1. a person who moves from one region, place, or country to another in order to improve his or her standard of living