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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Economic  \E`co*nom"ic\  (?;  277),  Economical  \E`co*nom"ic*al\,  a. 
  [F.  ['e]conomique,  L.  oeconomicus  orderly,  methodical,  Gr  ? 
  economical.  See  {Economy}.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  the  household;  domestic.  ``In  this 
  economical  misfortune  [of  ill-assorted  matrimony.]'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Relating  to  domestic  economy,  or  to  the  management  of 
  household  affairs. 
 
  And  doth  employ  her  economic  art  And  busy  care  her 
  household  to  preserve.  --Sir  J. 
  Davies. 
 
  3.  Managing  with  frugality;  guarding  against  waste  or 
  unnecessary  expense;  careful  and  frugal  in  management  and 
  in  expenditure;  --  said  of  character  or  habits. 
 
  Just  rich  enough,  with  economic  care  To  save  a 
  pittance.  --Harte. 
 
  4.  Managed  with  frugality;  not  marked  with  waste  or 
  extravagance;  frugal;  --  said  of  acts  saving;  as  an 
  economical  use  of  money  or  of  time. 
 
  5.  Relating  to  the  means  of  living,  or  the  resources  and 
  wealth  of  a  country;  relating  to  political  economy;  as 
  economic  purposes;  economical  truths. 
 
  These  matters  economical  and  political.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  There  was  no  economical  distress  in  England  to 
  prompt  the  enterprises  of  colonization.  --Palfrey. 
 
  Economic  questions,  such  as  money,  usury,  taxes, 
  lands,  and  the  employment  of  the  people.  --H.  C. 
  Baird. 
 
  6.  Regulative;  relating  to  the  adaptation  of  means  to  an  end 
  --Grew. 
 
  Note:  Economical  is  the  usual  form  when  meaning  frugal, 
  saving;  economic  is  the  form  commonly  used  when  meaning 
  pertaining  to  the  management  of  a  household,  or  of 
  public  affairs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  economic 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  an  economy,  the  system  of  production  and 
  management  of  material  wealth;  "economic  growth"; 
  "aspects  of  social,  political,  and  economical  life" 
  [syn:  {economical}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  the  science  of  economics;  "economic 
  theory" 
  3:  concerned  with  worldly  necessities  of  life  (especially 
  money);  "he  wrote  the  book  primarily  for  economic 
  reasons";  "gave  up  the  large  house  for  economic  reasons"; 
  "in  economic  terms  they  are  very  privileged" 
  4:  financially  rewarding;  "it  was  no  longer  economic  to  keep 
  the  factory  open";  "have  to  keep  prices  high  enough  to 
  make  it  economic  to  continue  the  service" 
  5:  using  the  minimum  of  time  or  resources  necessary  for 
  effectiveness;  "an  economic  use  of  home  heating  oil";  "a 
  modern  economical  heating  system";  "an  economical  use  of 
  her  time"  [syn:  {economical}] 




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