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Definition of "economic" []

  • Of or relating to the production, development, and management of material wealth, as of a country, household, or business enterprise. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to an economy: a period of sustained economic growth. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the science of economics: new economic theories regarding the effects of deficit spending. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the practical necessities of life; material: wrote the book primarily for economic reasons. (adjective)
  • Financially rewarding; economical: It was no longer economic to keep the manufacturing facilities open. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to an economy, economics, or finance (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Capable of being produced, operated, etc, for profit; profitable (adjective)
  • Concerning or affecting material resources or welfare (adjective)
  • Concerned with or relating to the necessities of life; utilitarian (adjective)
  • Inexpensive; cheap (adjective)

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Use "economic" in a sentence
  • "We have had 13 years of a so-called Labour government which accepted the whole Thatcherite economic settlement, has seen an increase in social and ­economic inequality; worshipped wealth and fawned on high finance at home and abroad; passed a vast array of repressive laws; betrayed all its ­promises on the single currency? and in the end did more damage to the"
  • "We have had 13 years of a so-called Labour government which accepted the whole Thatcherite economic settlement, has seen an increase in social and ­economic inequality; worshipped wealth and fawned on high finance at home and abroad; passed a vast array of repressive laws; betrayed all its ­promises on the single currency - and in the end did more damage to the"
  • ""We have had 13 years of a so-called Labour government which accepted the whole Thatcherite economic settlement, has seen an increase in social and ­economic inequality; worshipped wealth and fawned on high finance at home and abroad; passed a vast array of repressive laws; betrayed all its ­promises on the single currency? and in the end did more damage to the"