Economical definitions

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The definition of economical is something cost effective that is a good value, or someone who doesn't waste, or who is frugal and doesn't spend more than necessary.

A cheap brand of cleaner that works really well and provides good value is an example of something that might be described as economical.

A person who is careful with his money and who doesn't spend foolishly is an example of someone who is economical.

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Designed or functioning to make effective use of money or effort invested.

An economical heating system; an economical approach to control of corporate growth.

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Prudent and thrifty in management; not wasteful or extravagant.
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Sparing in the amount of items involved to achieve a desired result.

An economical writing style; threw an economical 12 pitches in the first inning.

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Not wasting money, time, fuel, etc.; thrifty.

An economical person, an economical stove.

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Expressed or done with economy, as by using few words.

An economical style.

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Of economics; economic.
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Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty.
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Relating to economy in any other sense.
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Origin of economical

economic +‎ -al