[ek-uh-nom-ik, ee-kuh-] /ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪk, ˌi kə-/
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.”
[ek-uh-nom-i-kuh l, ee-kuh-] /ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-/ adjective 1. avoiding waste or extravagance; thrifty: an economical meal; an economical use of interior space. 2. . /ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkəl; ˌɛkə-/ adjective 1. using the minimum required; not wasteful of time, effort, resources, etc: an economical car, an economical style 2. frugal; thrifty: she was economical by […]
[ed-uh-buh l] /ˈɛd ə bəl/ adjective 1. fit to be as food; eatable; esculent. noun 2. Usually, edibles. edible substances; food. /ˈɛdɪbəl/ adjective 1. fit to be eaten; eatable adj. 1590s, from Late Latin edibilis “eatable,” from Latin edere “to eat,” from PIE root *ed- “to eat” (cf. Sanskrit admi “I eat;” Greek edo “I […]
[ed-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌɛd ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ noun 1. an article in a newspaper or other periodical or on a website presenting the opinion of the publisher, writer, or . 2. a statement broadcast on radio or television that presents the opinion of the owner, manager, or the like, of the program, station, or […]
[ej-oo-key-shuh n] /ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. 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. 2. the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession. 3. a degree, […]