Pronunciation: (ek"u-nom'iks, ē"ku-), [key]
1. (used with a sing. v.) the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humankind.
2. (used with a pl. v.) financial considerations; economically significant aspects: What are the economics of such a project?
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