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English definition of “economical”

economical

adjective uk   /ˌiː.kəˈnɒm.ɪ.kəl/ /ek.ə-/ us    /-ˈnɑː.mɪ-/
B2 not using a lot of fuel, money, etc.: There's increasing demand for cars which are more economical on fuel. What's the most economical way of heating this building?Costing or worth little or no moneyBudgeting and saving money
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