economics

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks/, /ˌɛkəˈnɒmɪks/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪks, ˌikə-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ek′ə nomiks, ē′kə-)




WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ec•o•nom•ics /ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪks, ˌikə-/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Business[uncountable; used with a singular verb] the science that deals with the production, distribution, and use of goods and services, or human welfare.
  2. Business[plural;  used with a plural verb] financial considerations;
    aspects (of a situation) that are economically significant.
e•con•o•mist /ɪˈkɑnəmɪst/USA pronunciation  n.  [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ec•o•nom•ics  (ek′ə nomiks, ē′kə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Business(used with a sing. v.) the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humankind.
  2. Business(used with a pl. v.) financial considerations;
    economically significant aspects:What are the economics of such a project?
  • see economic, -ics 1785–95

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
economics /ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks ˌɛkə-/ n
  1. (functioning as singular) the social science concerned with the production and consumption of goods and services and the analysis of the commercial activities of a society
  2. (functioning as plural) financial aspects
'economics' also found in these entries:
Collocations: [an academy, an institute, a school] of economics, [study, learn, teach, take] economics (at school), a [course, degree, postgraduate, diploma] in economics, more...

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