Economical - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌiːkəˈnɑːmɪkl|  American pronunciation of the word economical
Brit.  |iːkəˈnɒmɪk(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word economical

adjective

- using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness(syn: economic)

a modern economical heating system
an economical use of her time

- avoiding waste(syn: frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting)

an economical meal
an economical shopper

Examples

an economical way to heat your house

a practical and economical solution to the problem

A small car is more economical to run.

an economical use of her time

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