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Definition of Economy

(noun) An institution that organizes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services to individuals in a society.

Types of Economy

Economy Pronunciation

Usage Notes

  • Plural: economies
  • Also called an economic system.
  • An (noun) economist studies the economy by researching and interpreting (adjective) economic or (adjective) economical data.

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Cite the Definition of Economy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “economy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/economy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

economy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/economy/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “economy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/economy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“economy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/economy/>.