Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
Economic growth is slowing down.
factors that hinder economic development
an attack on the government's economic policies
New opportunities will emerge as the economic climate improves.
Such projects offer social and economic benefits to our local communities.
We must assist our clients in the most economic way.
We are going to have to make some cutbacks in order to continue to be economic.
This is the British English definition of economic. View American English definition of economic.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to American English.
View the pronunciation for economic.
a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video
a very light type of cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar
a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Definition of economic from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.