ec·o·nom·ic / ˌekəˈnämik; ˌēkə-/ • adj. of or relating to economics or the economy: the government's economic policy. ∎ justified in terms of profitability: many organizations must become larger if they are to remain economic. ∎ requiring fewer resources or costing less money: solar power may provide a more economic solution. ∎ (of a subject) considered in relation to trade, industry, and the creation of wealth: economic history.