Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun economy

4 senses of economy

Sense 1
economy, economic system -- (the system of production and distribution and consumption)
       => system, scheme -- (a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going")

Sense 2
economy -- (the efficient use of resources; "economy of effort")
       => efficiency -- (skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort; "she did the work with great efficiency")

Sense 3
economy, thriftiness -- (frugality in the expenditure of money or resources; "the Scots are famous for their economy")
       => frugality, frugalness -- (prudence in avoiding waste)

Sense 4
economy, saving -- (an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

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