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economics

noun [U]  /ˌI·kəˈnɑm·ɪks, ˌek·ə-/ us  
social studies the scientific study of the system by which a country’s wealth is made and used
Translations of “economics”
in Korean 경제학…
in Arabic عِلم الاقتِصاد…
in Portuguese economia…
in Catalan (ciències) econòmiques…
in Japanese 経済学…
in Italian economia, scienze economiche…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經濟狀況, 經濟因素, 經濟學…
in Russian экономика (наука)…
in Turkish ekonomi/iktisat bilimi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经济状况, 经济因素, 经济学…
in Polish ekonomia…
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