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economy

e·con·o·my

economy

 
pronunciation:
ih ka n mi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: economies
definition 1: the careful management of wealth, resources, and means of production.
The business needs to be run with economy.
synonyms:
husbandry
similar words:
conservation, management, providence, prudence, thrift
definition 2: the system, within a particular country or region, of handling wealth and resources, producing goods and services, and consuming goods and services.
The American economy was particularly strong in the 1950s.
 
similar words:
business, commerce, gross national product, resources
definition 3: the efficient use of something.
The company has been praised for its economy with respect to its energy consumption.She writes with economy, never using more words than necessary to convey her meaning.
antonyms:
extravagance
similar words:
efficiency
definition 4: the functional disposition of the parts of any whole.
similar words:
arrangement, disposition, organization
definition 5: see political economy.
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some actions associated with economies
some categories of economies
some descriptions of economies
some elements of economies
some kinds of economies
some people associated with economics
some states of economies
things that influence economies
Word Parts
The word economy contains the following parts:
eco Greek root that means habitat, environment