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English noun: economy

1. economy (group) the system of production and distribution and consumption


Synonymseconomic system


Broader (hypernym)scheme, system


Narrower (hyponym)free enterprise, industrialism, laissez-faire economy, market economy, mixed economy, non-market economy, private enterprise, state capitalism, state socialism


Part holonymblack economy, sector

2. economy (cognition) the efficient use of resources


SamplesEconomy of effort.


Broader (hypernym)efficiency

3. economy (attribute) frugality in the expenditure of money or resources


SamplesThe Scots are famous for their economy.


Synonymsthriftiness


Broader (hypernym)frugality, frugalness

4. economy (act) an act of economizing; reduction in cost


SamplesIt was a small economy to walk to work every day.
There was a saving of 50 cents.


Synonymssaving


Broader (hypernym)action


Narrower (hyponym)curtailment, downsizing, economy of scale, retrenchment









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