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Economics

Eˊco-nom′ics

(ēˊkŏ-nŏm′ĭks)
,
Noun.
[Gr.
τά οἰκονομικά
, equiv. to
ἡ οἰκονομία
. See
Economic
.]
1.
The science of household affairs, or of domestic management.

Definition 2021


economics

economics

See also: econòmics

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Noun

economics (uncountable)

  1. (social sciences) The study of resource allocation, distribution and consumption; of capital and investment; and of management of the factors of production.
    • 2013 August 3, Boundary problems”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
      Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too.

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economics

  1. masculine plural of economich