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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE ECONOMIC

In trying to evolve a system of incentives that would lead to a more economic use of resources, the PCR is facing a dilemma.

The seeds are of no more economic value than those of our native sassafras.

The workers may protest, but industrial progress demands the more economic method.

If the Treaty of Versailles had been more economic it would also have been a more humane and human document.

Our propagation experiments at Norris have been directed at the development of more economic methods.

Slavery in its more economic form naturally spread to the Kentucky district as the western frontier of Virginia became settled.

Some of them were arriving in taxis; others, less lucky or more economic, were tripping by on foot along the pavement.

I have prepared my lecture today upon a subject which is, perhaps, of more economic interest than historical.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "pertaining to management of a household," perhaps shortened from economical or from French économique or directly from Latin oeconomicus "of domestic economy," from Greek oikonomikos "practiced in the management of a household or family," hence, "frugal, thrifty," from oikonomia (see economy (n.)). Meaning "relating to the science of economics" is from 1835 and now is the main sense, economical retaining the older one of "characterized by thrift."