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

- economic growth

- aspects of social, political, and economical life

Similar word(s): economical

2. of or relating to the science of economics

- economic theory

3. 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

Similar word(s): efficient, economical

4. concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)

- he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons

- gave up the large house for economic reasons

- in economic terms they are very privileged

Similar word(s): secular, temporal, worldly

5. financially rewarding

- it was no longer economic to keep the factory open

- have to keep prices high enough to make it economic to continue the service

Similar word(s): profitable