Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: economical  ,e-ku'nó-mi-kul or ,ee-ku'nó-mi-kul
  1. Using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
    "a modern economical heating system"; "an economical use of her time";
    - economic
     
  2. Of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    "aspects of social, political, and economical life";
    - economic
     
  3. Avoiding waste
    "an economical meal";
    - frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting

See also: efficient, thrifty

Encyclopedia: Economical