economic

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French économique, from Latin oeconomicus.

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Adjective[edit]

economic (comparative more economic, superlative most economic)

  1. Pertaining to an economy.
    • 2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8847: 
      Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
  2. Frugal; cheap (in the sense of representing good value); economical.
  3. Pertaining to the study of money and its movement.

Usage notes[edit]

Modern usage prefers economic when describing the economy of a region or country (and when referring to personal or family budgeting).
Economical is preferred when referring to thrift or value for money.

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economic m plural

  1. plural form of economich

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French économique.

Adjective[edit]

economic 4 nom/acc forms

  1. economic
  2. economical

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