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e·con·o·mist

economist

 
 
pronunciation:
ih ka n mihst
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who is an expert in the study of economics.
Some economists predicted the rise in food prices.
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The word economist contains the following parts:
eco Greek root that means habitat, environment
nom2, nomo, -nomy Greek root that means law, system of laws
-ist Greek noun-forming suffix that means person who does or believes in
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Many words ending in -ist have a corresponding abstract noun form ending in -ism, and many have a corresponding adjective form ending in -ic (realistic, artistic).