economic reform meaning, economic reform definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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economic  

1       adj   Economic means concerned with the organization of the money, industry, and trade of a country, region, or society.  
usu ADJ n  
...Poland's radical economic reforms..., The pace of economic growth is picking up.     
  economically      adv   ADV adj/-ed, ADV after v, ADV with cl  
...an economically depressed area..., Economically and politically, this affair couldn't come at a worse time.     
2       adj   If something is economic, it produces a profit.   (=profitable)  
The new system may be more economic but will lead to a decline in programme quality.     


socio-economic      , socioeconomic  
Socio-economic circumstances or developments involve a combination of social and economic factors.      adj   ADJ n  
Suicide is often connected with socio-economic deprivation.     
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n.
an acronym sometimes used by economic analysts referring to Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain
Called PIIGS when it includes Ireland
n.
UNO, United Nations, UN. abbr. The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, ... UN.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN

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