Definitions for economical

Definitions for (adj) economical

Main entry: economic, economical

Definition: using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness

Usage: an economic use of home heating oil; a modern economical heating system; an economical use of her time

Main entry: stinting, frugal, economical, sparing, scotch

Definition: avoiding waste

Usage: an economical meal; an economical shopper; a frugal farmer; a frugal lunch; a sparing father and a spending son; sparing in their use of heat and light; stinting in bestowing gifts; thrifty because they remember the great Depression; `scotch' is used only informally

Main entry: economic, economical

Definition: of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth

Usage: economic growth; aspects of social, political, and economical life

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