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economist

Definition:

an expert in the science of economics

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

economy

Plural:

economists

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

economic expert | econ. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"household manager", from Middle French économiste; meaning "student of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Economist

a professional in the social science discipline of economics. The individual may also study, develop, and apply theories and concepts from economics and write about economic policy. Within this field there are many sub-fields, ranging from the broad ... (38 of 1228 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Economist

Collins Dictionary:

economist | economic analyst

a specialist in economics | [archaic] a person who advocates or practises frugality (12 of 485 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/economist

Wiktionary:

economist | economists [plural] | œconomist [archaic, sense-specific] | economiser [synonym, sense-specific] | economizer [synonym, sense-specific] | miser [synonym, sense-specific]

An expert in economics, especially one who studies economic data and extracts higher-level information or proposes theories. | One concerned with political economy. | [obsolete] One who manages a household. | [obsolete] One who economizes, or manages ... (34 of 52 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/economist

Macmillan British Dictionary:

economist [countable] | economists [plural]

an expert in economics, especially one who advises a government department, business, or organization | someone who studies or teaches economics (20 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/economist

Merriam-Webster:

economist

[archaic] one who practices economy | a specialist in economics (9 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/economist

Oxford Dictionary:

economist

an expert in economics (4 of 32 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/economist

Cambridge Dictionary:

economist

a person who studies or has a special knowledge of economics (11 of 16 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/economist

Random House Dictionary:

economist

a specialist in economics. | [archaic] a thrifty or frugal person. (10 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/economist

New World Dictionary:

economist

a specialist in economics | [archaic] an economical or thrifty person (10 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/economist

American Heritage Dictionary:

economist

A specialist in economics. | [archaic] An economical person. (8 of 11 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/economist

Encarta Dictionary:

economist | economists [plural]

a student or expert in the field of economics (9 of 22 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607443​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

economist

First use: 1580s

Origin: "household manager", from Middle French économiste; meaning "student of political economy" is from 1804; see "economy" + "-ist".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=economist

Wiktionary:

economist | economists [plural]

Origin: Middle French économiste ("household manager")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/economist

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

economist

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "economist"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/economist

Macmillan British Dictionary:

economist [countable] | economists [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "economist"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/economist

Macmillan American Dictionary:

economist [countable] | economists [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "economist"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/economist

Cambridge Dictionary:

economist

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "economist"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "economist"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/economist

the Free Dictionary:

economist

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "economist"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "economist"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "economist" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/economist

Google Dictionary:

economist | economists [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "economist"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=economist

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

economist

Audio: North American pronunciation of "economist"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=econom​12 word=economist

YourDictionary Audio:

economist

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "economist" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/economist

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