eco-

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See also: eco, -eco, and ECO

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French eco-, from Latin oeco, from Ancient Greek οἶκος (oîkos, house, household).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

eco-

  1. ecology or the environment (in the ecological sense)
  2. economy

Usage notes[edit]

Primarily used in ecology/environment sense; if used in “economy” sense, usually as part of economy or a derived term.

Derived terms[edit]

(Economics):

Translations[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

Prefix[edit]

eco-

  1. eco-

Italian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

eco-

  1. Forms words relating to echos
  2. eco- (environmental)

Portuguese[edit]

Prefix[edit]

eco-

  1. eco- (concerning ecology or the environment)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek οἶκος (oîkos, house, household).

Prefix[edit]

eco-

  1. eco- (forming words concerning ecology or the environment)
    sistema (system) → ecosistema (ecosystem).

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin echo, from Ancient Greek ἠχώ (ēkhṓ, echo).

Prefix[edit]

eco-

  1. Forming words relating to echos or other reflected waves.
    cardiograma (cardiogram) → ecocardiograma (echocardiogram)

Derived terms[edit]