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What is the difference between economic and economical?
Economic pertains to the economy.
Economical means not wasteful.
Economic and Economical
The words economic
do mean the same thing; i.e., they are not synonyms
The adjective economic
pertains to the economy, finances, or wealth. For example:
- The economic deceleration will likely cause a further fall in unemployment.
- The host will interview the winners and losers from current economic situation.
- It's not about money - he is fine from an economic perspective.
The adjective economical
describes something that saves money or resources or is not wasteful of money or resources. For example:
- It has a powerful yet economical engine that is suitable for high-mileage drivers.
- The most practical and economical way to see Brazil is by air.
The Adverb Is Economically
is easy – it's economically
for both. For example:
- Economically, the country is in good shape.
- The car runs economically.
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