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e·co·nom·ics

economics

 
 
pronunciation:
i k na mihks [or] e k na mihks
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part of speech: noun
definition: (used with a singular verb) the study of how goods and services are produced and distributed.
The first thing we learned about economics was the principle of supply and demand.
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The word economics contains the following parts:
eco Greek root that means habitat, environment
nom2, nomo, -nomy Greek root that means law, system of laws
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology