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UK [ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪk] / UK [ˌekəˈnɒmɪk] / US [ˌɪkəˈnɑmɪk] / US [ˌekəˈnɑmɪk] adjective
1) [usually before noun] relating to the economy of a particular country or region

Economic growth is slowing down.

factors that hinder economic development

a) relating to business, industry, and trade

an attack on the government's economic policies

New opportunities will emerge as the economic climate improves.

b) relating to money

Such projects offer social and economic benefits to our local communities.


Collocations:
Nouns frequently used with economic
▪  activity, crisis, development, downturn, growth, policy, recovery, reform, slowdown
2) not costing or spending much money

We must assist our clients in the most economic way.

3) making satisfactory profit from business activities

We are going to have to make some cutbacks in order to continue to be economic.

See:
economical

English dictionary. 2014.

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