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economical /,i:kə'nɔmikəl/
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Concise Dictionary
‚'ekə'nɑmɪkl /-nɒm-
adj.
+using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
+of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
+avoiding waste

Thesaurus Dictionary
adj.
1 cost-effective, money-saving, thrifty, unwasteful; cheap, inexpensive, reasonable; economic:
This car is very economical to run.
2 provident, thrifty, sparing, economizing, prudent, conservative, frugal; parsimonious, penurious, stingy, cheap, miserly, niggardly, tight, close-fisted, tight-fisted, mean, penny-pinching, scrimping:
Aunt Gertrude was always a very economical housekeeper.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 providing good service or value in relation to the amount of time or money spent: an economical car to run (= one that does not use too much petrol / gas) + It would be more economical to buy the bigger size.
2 using no more of sth than is necessary: an economical use of land / space + an economical prose style (= one that uses no unnecessary words)
3 not spending more money than necessary: He was economical in all areas of his life.
Idioms: economical with the truth a way of saying that sb has left out some important facts, when you do not want to say that they are lying
Collocation Dictionary
adj

VERBS

be, seem
Solid fuel would be more economical.

ADV.

extremely, highly, remarkably, very
This new oven is highly economical.
| fairly, quite

PREP.

in
This arrangement is more economical in its use of staff.
| of
more economical of time and resources
| with
This arrangement is more economical with space.


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