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e·co·nom·ic

economic

 
 
pronunciation:
i k na mihk [or] e k na mihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with the money system.
The board met to discuss the school's economic situation.
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The word economic contains the following parts:
eco Greek root that means habitat, environment
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.