economic (

     adj 1: of or relating to an economy, the system of production and
            management of material wealth; "economic growth";
            "aspects of social, political, and economical life"
            [syn: economical]
     2: of or relating to the science of economics; "economic
     3: concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially
        money); "he wrote the book primarily for economic
        reasons"; "gave up the large house for economic reasons";
        "in economic terms they are very privileged"
     4: financially rewarding; "it was no longer economic to keep
        the factory open"; "have to keep prices high enough to
        make it economic to continue the service"
     5: using the minimum of time or resources necessary for
        effectiveness; "an economic use of home heating oil"; "a
        modern economical heating system"; "an economical use of
        her time" [syn: economical]