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adjective eco·nom·ic \ ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik , ˌē-kə- \
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Definition of economic

1 a : of, relating to, or based on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services
  • economic growth
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  • a group of economic advisers
c : of or relating to economics
  • economic theories
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3 : having practical or industrial significance or uses : affecting material resources
5 archaic : of or relating to a household or its management

Examples of economic in a Sentence

  1. a program to prevent inflation and economic collapse

  2. the President's chief economic adviser

  3. We're looking for a more economic way of doing business.

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First Known Use of economic

1599

in the meaning defined at sense 5

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ECONOMIC Defined for English Language Learners

Definition of economic for English Language Learners

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  • : relating to an economy : relating to the process or system by which goods and services are produced, sold, and bought

  • : relating to the science of economics


ECONOMIC Defined for Kids

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adjective eco·nom·ic \ ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik , ˌē- \

Definition of economic for Students

1 : of or relating to the study of economics
  • economic theories
2 : relating to or based on the making, selling, and using of goods and services The program promoted economic growth.


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