Definition of Economical

1. Adjective. Using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness. "An economical use of her time"

Exact synonyms: Economic
Similar to: Efficient
Derivative terms: Economy, Economy, Economy



2. Adjective. Of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth. "Aspects of social, political, and economical life"
Exact synonyms: Economic
Partainyms: Economy, Economy
Derivative terms: Economy, Economy

3. Adjective. Avoiding waste. "`scotch' is used only informally"
Exact synonyms: Frugal, Scotch, Sparing, Stinting
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Thrifty
Derivative terms: Economy, Frugality, Frugalness

Definition of Economical

1. Adjective. Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty. ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to economy in any other sense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Economical

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Economical

economic mobilization
economic nationalism
economic nationalisms
economic output
economic policy
economic process
economic refugee
economic rent
economic science
economic sector
economic strangulation
economic system
economic theory
economic value
economic value of life
economical (current term)
economical with the truth
economically
economicalness
economick
economicly
economics
economics department
economics profession
economies
economies of scale
economisation
economisations
economise
economised

Literary usage of Economical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1916)
"AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF economical LEARNING By HE CONARD, High School of Commerce, and GF ARPS, Ohio State University Introductory. ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1914)
"By AIEE THE economical CAPACITY OF A COMBINED HYDROELECTRIC AND STEAM POWER PLANT BY CARY T. HUTCHINSON ABSTRACT OF PAPER This paper develops a general ..."

3. The Western World; Or, Travels in the United States in 1846-47: Exhibiting by Alexander Mackay (1849)
"A War of Races inevitable.—The Catastrophe now only postponed. —Results of the Conflict, when it arises.—economical Demerits of Slavery.—Proofs of these. ..."

4. Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1848)
"OF THE ORDINARY FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT, CONSIDERED AS TO THEIR economical EFFECTS. $ 1. BEFORE we discuss the line of demarkation between the things with ..."

5. Principles of Political Economy, with Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1896)
"There is no need to expatiate on the influence exercised over the economical interests of society by the degree of completeness with which this duty of ..."

6. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1913)
"For this reason, his theory of knowledge has little effect upon his political and economical essays, although they are closely connected with his ethical ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"Men have often written and spoken as though the economical development of the colonies had been stifled by the narrow and selfish policy of the ..."

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