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economic

  

      adj  
1    of or relating to an economy, economics, or finance  
economic development, economic theories     
2      (Brit)   capable of being produced, operated, etc., for profit; profitable  
the firm is barely economic     
3    concerning or affecting material resources or welfare  
economic pests     
4    concerned with or relating to the necessities of life; utilitarian  
5       a variant of       economical  
6    Informal   inexpensive; cheap  


economic determinism  
      n   a doctrine that states that all cultural, social, political, and intellectual activities are a product of the economic organization of society  
economic geography  
      n   the study of the geographical distribution of economic resources and their use  
economic geology  
      n   the study of how geological deposits can be used as economic resources  
economic indicator  
      n   a statistical measure representing an economic variable  
the retail price index is an economic indicator of the actual level of prices     
economic rent  
      n  
1      (Economics)   a payment to a factor of production (land, labour, or capital) in excess of that needed to keep it in its present use  
2    (in Britain) the rent of a dwelling based on recouping the costs of providing it plus a profit sufficient to motivate the landlord to let it  
economic sanctions  
      pl n   any actions taken by one nation or group of nations to harm the economy of another nation or group, often to force a political change  
economic zone  
      n      another term for       exclusive economic zone  
European Economic Community  
      n   the former European common market set up by the six member states of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1957, which broadened into the European Community and was replaced in 1993 by the European Union,   (Also called)    Common Market     (Abbrev.)    EEC  
exclusive economic zone  
      n   the coastal water and sea bed around a country's shores, to which it claims exclusive rights for fishing, oil exploration, etc.,   (Sometimes shortened to)    economic zone  
National Economic Development Council  
      n   an advisory body on general economic policy in Britain, composed of representatives of government, management, and trade unions: established in 1962; abolished in 1992,   (Abbrevs.)    NEDC     (informal)   Neddy  
New Economic Policy  
      n   an economic programme in the former Soviet Union from 1921 to 1928, that permitted private ownership of industries, etc.,   (Abbrev.)    NEP  
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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
n.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation

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