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economics

e·co·nom·ics

economics

 
pronunciation:
i k na mihks [or] e k na mihks
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (used with a sing. verb) the systematic study of the production and distribution of goods and services.
The first thing we learned about economics was the principle of supply and demand.
definition 2: (used with a pl. verb) matters of finance or economy; financial affairs.
We need to pay closer attention to our family's economics.
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The word economics contains the following parts:
eco Greek root that means habitat, environment
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology