[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.”
[ee-kwuh l] /ˈi kwəl/ adjective 1. as great as; the same as (often followed by to or with): The velocity of sound is not equal to that of light. 2. like or alike in quantity, degree, value, etc.; of the same rank, ability, merit, etc.: two students of equal brilliance. 3. evenly proportioned or balanced: […]
[ih-kwiv-uh-luh nt or for 5, ee-kwuh-vey-luh nt] /ɪˈkwɪv ə lənt or for 5, ˌi kwəˈveɪ lənt/ adjective 1. equal in value, measure, force, effect, significance, etc.: His silence is equivalent to an admission of guilt. 2. corresponding in position, function, etc.: In some ways their prime minister is equivalent to our president. 3. Geometry. having […]
[fey-muh s] /ˈfeɪ məs/ adjective 1. having a widespread reputation, usually of a favorable nature; renowned; celebrated: a famous writer. Synonyms: famed, notable, illustrious. Antonyms: unknown, obscure. 2. Informal. first-rate; excellent: The singer gave a famous performance. 3. notorious (used pejoratively). /ˈfeɪməs/ adjective 1. known to or recognized by many people; renowned 2. (informal) excellent; […]
[fed-er-uh l] /ˈfɛd ər əl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states, as in federal government; federal system. 2. of, relating to, or noting such a central government: federal offices. 3. (initial capital letter) U.S. History. […]