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economical

adjective
 
 
/ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkəl, ˌekəˈnɒmɪkəl/
not using a lot of fuel, money, space, etc.: What's the most economical way of heating this building? Most printer software lets you fit four pictures per sheet to make the most economical use of the space available. There's increasing demand for cars which are more economical on fuel. It's a shame this industry could not be a bit more economical with the costs.
Translations of “economical”
in Korean 경제적인…
in Arabic اقْتِصادي, مُقْتَصِد…
in Portuguese econômico…
in Catalan econòmic…
in Japanese 経済的な…
in Italian economico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經濟的, 省錢的, 節約的…
in Russian экономный…
in Turkish iktisatlı, hesaplı, ekonomik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经济的, 省钱的, 节约的…
in Polish oszczędny, ekonomiczny…
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