[ek-uh-nom-i-kuh l, ee-kuh-] /ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-/
avoiding waste or extravagance; thrifty:
an economical meal; an economical use of interior space.
using the minimum required; not wasteful of time, effort, resources, etc: an economical car, an economical style
frugal; thrifty: she was economical by nature
a variant of economic (sense 1), economic (sense 2), economic (sense 3), economic (sense 4)
(euphemistic) deliberately withholding information (esp in the phrase economical with the truth)
1570s, “pertaining to household management; from economic + -al (1). Meaning “pertaining to political economy” is from 1781; that of “thrifty” is from 1780. Related: Economically.
[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, […]
[ej-oo-key-shuh-nl] /ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃə nl/ adjective 1. pertaining to . 2. tending or intended to , instruct, or inform: an educational show on television. /ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃənəl/ adjective 1. providing knowledge; instructive or informative: an educational toy 2. of or relating to education adj. 1650s, “due to education;” 1831, “pertaining to education;” from education + -al (1). […]