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Adjective: economic  ,e-ku'nó-mik or ,ee-ku'nó-mik
  1. Of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    "economic growth";
    - economical
     
  2. Of or relating to the science of economics
    "economic theory"
     
  3. Using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
    "an economic use of home heating oil";
    - economical
     
  4. 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"
     
  5. 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"

See also: efficient, profitable, secular, temporal, worldly

Encyclopedia: Economic, social, and cultural rights