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Meaning & Definition of Economical in English

English

Economical

/ɛkənɑmɪkəl/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • economic
  • ,
  • economical

2. Of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth

  • "Economic growth"
  • "Aspects of social, political, and economical life"
    synonym:
  • economic
  • ,
  • economical

3. Avoiding waste

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • economical
  • ,
  • frugal
  • ,
  • scotch
  • ,
  • sparing
  • ,
  • stinting

Examples of using

Some people say that traveling by plane is rather economical.
A small car is more economical than a large one.
A housewife should be economical.