From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisheconomicalec‧o‧nom‧i‧cal /ˌekəˈnɒmɪkəl, ˌiː- $ -ˈnɑː-/ ●●○AWL adjective 🔊 🔊 1CHEAPusing money, time, goods etc carefully and without wasting any → economic 🔊 A small car is more economical to run. 🔊 good-quality clothes at economical prices► see thesaurus at cheap2 →economical with the truth
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economical• The Unipot does the work of several saucepans, and is very economical.• Her movements were fluid, economical and beautiful to watch, like those of a good swimmer.• People should be encouraged to buy smaller, more economical cars with fewer toxicemissions.• We have a very economicalheating system, so the bills aren't too high.• Maybe if the food had been less pedestrian and the cost more economical, I could have done just that.• Dreamy, deft and economical, it was born to prowl the airwaves.• I'd like to buy a car that is more economical on petrol.• Tim's a very economical person, . He always looks around for the best buys.• Yet her simple, economicalprose can carry irony as well as depth of feeling.• In the long run, hiring and training your own telemarketingstaff is more economical, Tiknis says.• It's more economical to buy the big packet - it's only 50p more than the small one.• It might be more economical to buy the video, rather than renting it so many times.• Buffalo is one of the most efficient grass-eating animals in the world, thus it is more economical to raise than cattle.• In some circumstances, it may prove more economical to replacecompletejoists.• This is a well-designed car that is also very economical to run.• I'm trying to be more economical when I go shopping, and only buying what I really need.• In insisting that no changes had been made to the original plan, his team was being economical with the truth.From Longman Business Dictionaryeconomicalec‧o‧nom‧i‧cal /ˌekəˈnɒmɪkəl, ˌiː--ˈnɑː-/ adjectiveusing time, money, goods etc carefully and without wasting anyAdults generally watch a movie on video once or twice, making it more economical to rent than buy.Environmentalists insist that polystyrene recycling can be economical.