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Definition 1: of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where economical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • economic growth
  • aspects of social, political, and economical life

Synonyms for economical in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where economical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an economic use of home heating oil
  • a modern economical heating system
  • an economical use of her time

Synonyms for economical in the sense of this definition

(economical is similar to ...) being effective without wasting time or effort or expense

"an efficient production manager" "efficient engines save gas"

Definition 3: avoiding waste - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where economical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an economical meal
  • an economical shopper
  • a frugal farmer
  • a frugal lunch
  • a sparing father and a spending son
  • sparing in their use of heat and light
  • stinting in bestowing gifts
  • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
  • `scotch' is used only informally

Synonyms for economical in the sense of this definition

(economical is similar to ...) careful and diligent in the use of resources

(economical is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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