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economy British & World English

The state of a country or region in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services and the supply of money

economy English Thesaurus

the nation's economy

new economy British & World English

New industries, such as biotechnology or the Internet, that are characterized by cutting-edge technology and high growth

black economy British & World English

The part of a country’s economic activity which is unrecorded and untaxed by its government

economy-size British & World English

Of a size which offers a large quantity for a proportionally lower cost

false economy British & World English

An apparent financial saving that in fact leads to greater expenditure

grey economy British & World English

The part of a country’s economic activity that is not accounted for in official statistics

mixed economy British & World English

An economic system combining private and state enterprise

siege economy British & World English

An economy in which import controls are imposed and the export of capital is curtailed

bubble economy British & World English

An economy undergoing an unsustainable boom, especially that of in Japan in the late 1980s

command economy British & World English

Another term for planned economy.

global economy British & World English

The economies of the world’s individual countries considered together as a single economic system

managed economy British & World English

An economy in which the framework and general policies are regulated by the government

peasant economy British & World English

An agricultural economy in which the family is the basic unit of production

planned economy British & World English

An economy in which production, investment, prices, and incomes are determined centrally by the government

service economy British & World English

An economy or the sector of an economy that is based on trade in services

shadow economy British & World English

Illicit economic activity existing alongside a country’s official economy, e.g. black market transactions and undeclared work

knowledge economy British & World English

An economy in which growth is dependent on the quantity, quality, and accessibility of the information available, rather than the means of production

political economy British & World English

Economics as a branch of knowledge or academic discipline

economy of scale British & World English

A proportionate saving in costs gained by an increased level of production

economy of scope British & World English

A proportionate saving gained by producing two or more distinct goods, when the cost of doing so is less than that of producing each separately

underground economy British & World English

North American term for black economy.

social market economy British & World English

An economic system based on a free market operated in conjunction with state provision for those unable to work, such as elderly or unemployed people

economy-class syndrome British & World English

Deep-vein thrombosis said to be caused by periods of prolonged immobility on long-haul flights

economy of scale in economy British & World English

A proportionate saving in costs gained by an increased level of production

economy of scope in economy British & World English

A proportionate saving gained by producing two or more distinct goods, when the cost of doing so is less than that of producing each separately

economy class in economy British & World English

The cheapest class of air or rail travel

economy-sized in economy-size British & World English

Of a size which offers a large quantity for a proportionally lower cost

macroeconomy British & World English

A large-scale economic system

tiger economy in tiger British & World English

A dynamic economy of one of the smaller East Asian countries, especially that of Singapore, Taiwan, or South Korea


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