noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1792 1. a. a social science concerned chiefly with description and analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services b. economic theory, principles, or practices <
sound economics
2. economic aspect or significance <
the economics of building a new stadium
3. economic conditions <
current economics

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Economics — agflation Anglosphere attention economics bionomics brain waste brickor mortis BRICs caponomics …   New words

  • Economics — E co*nom ics ([=e] k[o^]*n[o^]m [i^]ks), n. [Gr. ta o ikonomika , equiv. to h o ikonomi a. See {Economic}.] 1. The science of household affairs, or of domestic management. [1913 Webster] 2. Political economy; the science of the utilities or the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Economics — • The social science which treats of man s activities in providing the material means to satisfy his wants Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • economics — index finance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Economics —   [iːkə nɔmɪks], an amerikanischen Hochschulen gelehrte, der Volkswirtschaftslehre vergleichbare Disziplin; neben der Business Administration Hauptzweig der Wirtschaftswissenschaften in den USA …   Universal-Lexikon

  • economics — 1580s, art of managing a household, perhaps from Fr. économique (see ECONOMIC (Cf. economic)); also see ICS (Cf. ics). Meaning science of wealth is from 1792 …   Etymology dictionary

  • economics — ► PLURAL NOUN (often treated as sing. ) ▪ the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth …   English terms dictionary

  • economics — [ek΄ə näm′iks, ē΄kənäm iks] n. 1. the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of wealth, and with the various related problems of labor, finance, taxation, etc. 2. economic factors …   English World dictionary

  • Economics — This article is about the social science. For other uses, see Economics (disambiguation). For a topical guide to this subject, see Outline of economics. Economics …   Wikipedia

  • economics — /ek euh nom iks, ee keuh /, n. 1. (used with a sing. v.) the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humankind. 2. (used with a pl. v.) financial considerations;… …   Universalium

  • economics — The study of the economy. See also: macroeconomics; microeconomics; Keynesian economics, monetarism ( monetarist), and supply side economics. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * economics ec‧o‧nom‧ics [ˌekəˈnɒmɪks, ˌiː ǁ ˈnɑː ] noun ECONOMICS …   Financial and business terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”