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economy (n.)

1530年代,"家庭管理",源于拉丁语 oeconomia (法语 économie ,西班牙语 economia ,德语 Ökonomie 等的来源),源于希腊语 oikonomia "家庭管理,节俭",源于 oikonomos "经理,管家",源于 oikos "房子,住所,居住"(与拉丁语 vicus "地区"、 vicinus "附近"同源;古英语 wic "居住,村庄",源于PIE根 *weik- (1)"氏族")+ nomos "管理",源于 nemein "管理"(源于PIE根 *nem- "分配,配给;拿")。意为"节俭,明智地使用资源",出自1660年代。"国家的财富和资源"(简称 political economy )的意义来自1650年代。

Origin and meaning of economy

economy (adj.)

1821年作为广告中的一个术语,起初的意思只是"更便宜",然后是"更大,因而单位或金额更便宜"(1950)。见 economy (n.)。

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Definitions of economy from WordNet

economy (n.)
the system of production and distribution and consumption;
Synonyms: economic system
economy (n.)
the efficient use of resources;
economy of effort
economy (n.)
frugality in the expenditure of money or resources;
the Scots are famous for their economy
Synonyms: thriftiness
economy (n.)
an act of economizing; reduction in cost;
it was a small economy to walk to work every day
Synonyms: saving
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