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ECONOM'IC

ECONOM'ICAL, adjective [See Economy.] Pertaining to the regulation of household concerns; as the economic art.

1. Managing domestic or public pecuniary concerns with frugality; as an economical housekeeper; an economical minister or administration.

2. Frugal; regulated by frugality; not wasteful or extravagant; as an economical use of money.