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ECONOM'IC

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E`co*nom"ic
  1. Pertaining to the household; domestic.

    "In this economical misfortune [of ill- assorted matrimony.]" Milton.
  2. Relating to domestic economy, or to the management of household affairs.

    And doth employ her economic art
    And busy care, her household to preserve.
    Sir J. Davies.

  3. Managing with frugality; guarding against waste or unnecessary expense; careful and frugal in management and in expenditure; -- said of character or habits.

    Just rich enough, with economic care,
    To save a pittance.
    Harte.

  4. Managed with frugality; not marked with waste or extravagance; frugal; -- said of acts; saving; as, an economical use of money or of time.
  5. Relating to the means of living, or the resources and wealth of a country; relating to political economy; as, economic purposes; economical truths.

    These matters economical and political. J. C. Shairp.

    There was no economical distress in England to prompt the enterprises of colonization. Palfrey.

    Economic questions, such as money, usury, taxes, lands, and the employment of the people. H. C. Baird.

  6. Regulative; relating to the adaptation of means to an end.

    Grew.

    * Economical is the usual form when meaning frugal, saving; economic is the form commonly used when meaning pertaining to the management of a household, or of public affairs.

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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.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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