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English definition of “economy”

economy

noun [C] (SYSTEM)   /ɪˈkɑn·ə·mi/
social studies the system of trade and industry by which the wealth of a country or region is made and used: Tourism contributes millions of dollars to the region’s economy.
(Definition of economy noun (SYSTEM) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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