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economics

  

      n  
1    functioning as sing   the social science concerned with the production and consumption of goods and services and the analysis of the commercial activities of a society  
   See also       macroeconomics       microeconomics  
2    pl   financial aspects  
the economics of the project are very doubtful     


home economics  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   the study of diet, budgeting, child care, textiles, and other subjects concerned with running a home  
  home economist      n  
supply-side economics  
      n   functioning as sing   a school of economic thought that emphasizes the importance to a strong economy of policies that remove impediments to supply  
welfare economics  
      n   functioning as sing   the aspects of economic theory concerned with the welfare of society and priorities to be observed in the allocation of resources  
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economics

  

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economic  
1    business, commercial, financial, industrial, mercantile, trade  
2    money-making, productive, profitable, profit-making, remunerative, solvent, viable  
3    bread-and-butter     (informal)   budgetary, financial, fiscal, material, monetary, pecuniary  
4      (informal)        economical    cheap, fair, inexpensive, low, low-priced, modest, reasonable  

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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.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
n.
When economic outlook remains uncertain, top management complains about the parsimony of expense reimbursements. Shareholders will not look kindly to executives flying helicopters or first-class international flights unrestrained. chenrong.hubpages.com
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