adjective Date: 1592 1. archaic of or relating to a household or its management 2. economical 2 3. a. of or relating to economics <
economic theories
b. of, relating to, or based on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services <
economic growth
c. of or relating to an economy <
a group of economic advisers
4. having practical or industrial significance or uses ; affecting material resources 5. profitable

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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