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Definitions of economic

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Pertaining to, managing with, or regulated by, economy; frugal; relating to economics. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Pert. to household matters; frugal; careful; thrifty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for economic

  1. Complications ensued; but they were economic not romantic. – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  2. It will be economic revolution. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various