a.1.Pertaining to the household; domestic.
2.Relating to domestic economy, or to the management of household affairs.
And doth employ her economic art
And busy care, her household to preserve.
- Sir J. Davies.
3.Managing with frugality; guarding against waste or unnecessary expense; careful and frugal in management and in expenditure; - said of character or habits.
Just rich enough, with economic care,
To save a pittance.
- Harte.
4.Managed with frugality; not marked with waste or extravagance; using the minimum of time or effort or resources required for effectiveness; frugal; - said of acts; saving; as, an economical use of money or of time; an economic use of home heating oil.
5.of or pertaining to the national or regional economy; relating to political economy; relating to the means of living, or the resources and wealth of a country; relating to the production or consumption of goods and services of a nation or region; as, economic growth; economic purposes; economical truths; an economic downturn.
Economic questions, such as money, usury, taxes, lands, and the employment of the people.
- H. C. Baird.
6.Regulative; relating to the adaptation of means to an end.
7.of or pertaining to economics.
8.profitable. Opposite of uneconomic.
9.avoiding waste; as, an economical meal. Opposite of wasteful.
Adj.1.economic - of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth; "economic growth"; "aspects of social, political, and economical life"
Synonyms: economical
2.economic - of or relating to the science of economics; "economic theory"
3.economic - concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money); "he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons"; "gave up the large house for economic reasons"; "in economic terms they are very privileged"
4.economic - financially rewarding; "it was no longer economic to keep the factory open"; "have to keep prices high enough to make it economic to continue the service"
5.economic - using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness; "an economic use of home heating oil"; "a modern economical heating system"; "an economical use of her time"
Synonyms: economical
Scotch, budget, budgetary, canny, careful, chary, cheap, cheeseparing, commercial, conserving, easy, economizing, economy, financial, fiscal, forehanded, frugal, inexpensive, labor-saving, low, low-priced, manageable, mercantile, moderate, modest, monetary, money-saving, nominal, parsimonious, pecuniary, penny-wise, politico-economic, productive, profitable, provident, prudent, prudential, reasonable, remunerative, saving, scrimping, sensible, shabby, shoddy, skimping, socio-economic, solvent, spare, sparing, thrifty, time-saving, token, trade, unexpensive, unwasteful, within means, worth the money
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