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ECONOMIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does economic mean? 

ECONOMIC (adjective)
  The adjective ECONOMIC has 5 senses:

1. of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
2. of or relating to the science of economics
3. concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)
4. financially rewarding
5. using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness

  Familiarity information: ECONOMIC used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ECONOMIC (adjective)


Sense 1economic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

economic; economical

Context examples:

economic growth / aspects of social, political, and economical life

Pertainym:

economy (the system of production and distribution and consumption)


Sense 2economic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the science of economics

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

economic theory

Pertainym:

economics (the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management)


Sense 3economic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)

Context examples:

he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons / gave up the large house for economic reasons / in economic terms they are very privileged

Similar:

worldly (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world)


Sense 4economic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Financially rewarding

Context examples:

it was no longer economic to keep the factory open / have to keep prices high enough to make it economic to continue the service

Similar:

profitable (yielding material gain or profit)


Sense 5economic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness

Synonyms:

economical; economic

Context examples:

an economic use of home heating oil / a modern economical heating system / an economical use of her time

Similar:

efficient (being effective without wasting time or effort or expense)


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