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adjective economic pronunciation in American English /ˌikəˈnɑmɪk/economic pronunciation in American English /ˌekəˈnɑmɪk/
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  1. 1
    [usually before noun] relating to the economy of a particular country or region
    Economic growth is slowing down.
    factors that hinder economic development
    1. a.
      relating to business, industry, and trade
      an attack on the government’s economic policies
      New opportunities will emerge as the economic climate improves.
    2. b.
      relating to money
      Such projects offer social and economic benefits to our local communities.
  2. 2
    not costing or spending much money
    We must assist our clients in the most economic way.
  3. 3
    making satisfactory profit from business activities
    We are going to have to make some cutbacks in order to continue to be economic.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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