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"economical" in British English

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economicaladjective

uk   /ˌiː.kəˈnɒm.ɪ.kəl/ /ek.əˈnɒm.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌiː.kəˈnɑː.mɪ.kəl/  /ek.əˈnɑː.mɪ.kəl/
B2 not using a lot of fuel, money, etc.: There's increasing demand for cars that are more economical on fuel. What's the most economical way of heating this building?

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(Definition of economical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"economical" in American English

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economicaladjective

 us   /ˌI·kəˈnɑm·ɪ·kəl, ˌek·ə-/
not using a lot of money, energy, etc.: With rents so high, it wasn’t economical to continue to live in the city.
(Definition of economical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"economical" in Business English

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economicaladjective

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of economical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “economical”
in Arabic اقْتِصادي, مُقْتَصِد…
in Korean 경제적인…
in Portuguese econômico…
in Catalan econòmic…
in Japanese 経済的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经济的, 省钱的, 节约的…
in Turkish iktisatlı, hesaplı, ekonomik…
in Russian экономный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經濟的, 省錢的, 節約的…
in Italian economico…
in Polish oszczędny, ekonomiczny…
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