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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.
Contemporary Examples

Activists are gearing up for another summer of social protests focusing on economic inequality.
The State of Gaza Kathleen Peratis May 14, 2012

While austerity makes no economic sense today, slowing entitlement spending over the long term seems clearly necessary.
Obama Should Use His Budget to Reject Austerity and Promote Growth Robert Shapiro April 9, 2013

Well, the current economic numbers in the U.S. are…epochally awful.
It Didn’t Work In Japan and It Won’t Here Either Paul Kedrosky October 20, 2008

There was no way an incumbent president sitting on these kinds of economic figures could possibly be reelected.
Michael Tomasky on What Will Happen When Romney Gets Desperate Michael Tomasky September 10, 2012

Washington is giving the Paks billions of dollars in economic aid; America is their life line for arms and intelligence as well.
Obama Got It Right—And Petraeus Agrees ‘100 Percent’ Leslie H. Gelb December 1, 2009

Historical Examples

There was a shrinking from the economic hardships that war would entail.
The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge

Lastly, it does not run counter to man’s economic laws; it only uses and transcends them.
The Conquest of Fear Basil King

In 1971 economic officials considered important aspects of the economic organization to be still in an experimental stage.
Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

economic justice must and will become an accomplished fact: that we know.
Freeland Theodor Hertzka

In the field of economic phenomena we perceive a series of events uniformly serving our interests and call that uniformity a law.
Behind the Mirrors Clinton W. Gilbert

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.”


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