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econometrics Tweet Definition of econometrics Like Definition of econometrics on Facebook
noun
  1. (finance) The branch of economics that applies statistics, statistical methods to the empirical study of economic theories and relationships.
economic Tweet Definition of economic Like Definition of economic on Facebook
adjective
  1. pertaining to an economy
  2. frugal; cheap
  3. pertaining to the study of money and its movement
economics Tweet Definition of economics Like Definition of economics on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, Social sciences) the study of the ways of goods and services
economist Tweet Definition of economist Like Definition of economist on Facebook
noun
  1. An expert in economics, especially one who studies economic data and extracts higher-level information or proposes theories
economy Tweet Definition of economy Like Definition of economy on Facebook
noun (econom, ies)
  1. Effective management of the resources of a community or system.
  2. The collective focus of the study of money, currency and trade.
  3. Frugal use of resources.
  4. The overall measure of a currency system; as the national economy.
  5. (theology) The method of divine government of the world.
adjective
  1. cheap; using minimal resources.
"He bought an car."
elastic Tweet Definition of elastic Like Definition of elastic on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; pluralelastics)
  1. (uncountable) An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.
Running shorts use elastic to eliminate the need for a belt.
  1. (countable) An elastic band.
adjective ((compar) more elastic, (superl) most elastic)
  1. Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.
The rope is somewhat elastic, so expect it to give when you pull on it.
  1. Made of elastic.
elastic band
  1. Of clothing, elasticated.
  2. (economics) Sensitive to changes in price.
Demand for entertainment is more elastic than demand for energy.
endorse Tweet Definition of endorse Like Definition of endorse on Facebook
verb (endorses, endorsing, endorsed)
  1. to support, to back, to give one's approval to, especially officially or by signature
  2. To write one's signature on the back of a cheque when transferring it to a third party, or cashing it
  3. To give or receive an endorsement
engagement Tweet Definition of engagement Like Definition of engagement on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) an appointment, especially to speak or perform
The lecturer has three speaking engagements this week.
  1. (uncountable) connection or attachment
Check the gears for full before turning the handle.
  1. (countable or uncountable) the period of time when marriage is planned or promised
We are enjoying a long , but haven't yet set a date.
  1. (fencing) the point at which the fencers are close enough to join blades, or to make an effective attack during an encounter
  2. (military) In air defense, an attack with guns or air-to-air missiles by an interceptor aircraft, or the launch of an air defense missile by air defense artillery and the missile"s subsequent travel to intercept. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
  3. (military) A tactical conflict, usually between opposing lower echelons maneuver forces. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
  4. (military) In naval paralance, the use of a munition, weapon or decoy to carry out an offensive or defensive action.
  5. In any situation of conflict, an actual instance of active hostilities.
The resulted in may causualties.
After enagement it quickly became clear which of the fencers was going to prevail.
(rfc, numerous duplicate senses)
engross Tweet Definition of engross Like Definition of engross on Facebook
verb (engross, es)
  1. (transitive) To completely engage the attention of.
  2. (transitive) To write a document in large, aesthetic and legible lettering.
Enterprise Tweet Definition of Enterprise Like Definition of Enterprise on Facebook
proper noun
  1. the name of a series of starships in the Star Trek television and movie series.
  2. the name of one of the US Space Shuttles
  3. the name of two US Navy aircraft carriers
entrepot Tweet Definition of entrepot Like Definition of entrepot on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, entrepí´t)
entrepreneur Tweet Definition of entrepreneur Like Definition of entrepreneur on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who takes the risk of turning an opportunity into profit.
  2. A person who takes the risk of managing and operating a business or businesses; term often used: a. for one who does this for one or more businesses that he or she entirely or largely helps to create; b. for one who takes on ownership, or significant ownership, of one or more business franchises.
  3. A person who creates one or more new nonprofit organizations, or one or more units of such organizations, and often has a key part in managing and operating the new entity or entities. Such a person is sometimes referred to as a nonprofit entrepreneur or not-for-profit entrepreneur, and occasionally as a public entrepreneur.
  4. A person who is talented or prolific at developing new programs inside existing organizations.
entry Tweet Definition of entry Like Definition of entry on Facebook
noun (-, entries)
  1. (uncountable) The act of entering.
  2. (uncountable) Permission to enter.
entry for children only if accompanied by an adult
  1. A doorway that provides a means of entering a building.
  2. A small room immediately inside the front door of a house or other building, often having an access to a stairway and leading on to other rooms
  3. A small group formed within a church, esp. Episcopal, for simple dinner and fellowship, and to help facilitate new friendships
  4. An article in a dictionary or encyclopedia.
  5. A record made in a log, diary or similar book.
What does the entry for 2 August 2005 say?
  1. (linearalg) A term at any position in a matrix.
The entry in the second row and first column of this matrix is 6.
  1. (computing) An item of data in a database.
equity Tweet Definition of equity Like Definition of equity on Facebook
noun
  1. ownership, especially in terms of net monetary value of some business.
  2. a legal tradition that deals with remedies other than monetary relief, such as injunctions, divorces and similar actions.
  3. The value of property minus liens or other encumbrances.
  1. (accounting) the ownership interest in a company as determined by subtracting liability , liabilities from assets.
    1. justice, impartiality and fairness
estimate Tweet Definition of estimate Like Definition of estimate on Facebook
noun
  1. A rough calculation or guess.
  2. (context, construction) A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.
verb (estimates, estimating, estimated, estimated)
  1. to calculate roughly, often from imperfect data
even Tweet Definition of even Like Definition of even on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, archaic, or, poetic) evening, Evening.
verb
  1. To make flat and level.
We need to even this playing field; the west goal is too low.
adjective
  1. Flat and level.
Clear out those rocks. The surface must be even.
  1. Without great variation.
Despite her fear, she spoke in an even voice.
  1. Equal in proportion, quantity, size etc.
The distribution of food must be even.
  1. (arithmetic) (no comparative or superlative) Leaving no remainder when divided by 2.
Four, fourteen and forty are even numbers.
adverb (notcomp)
  1. (context, archaic or rhetorical) exactly, just, fully
I fulfilled my instructions as I had promised.
You are leaving tonight? — Even so.
  1. Implying an extreme example in the case mentioned, as compared to the implied reality
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes.
Did you make it through the front door?
That was before I was born.
  1. Emphasising a comparative
I was strong before; but now I am stronger.
ex Tweet Definition of ex Like Definition of ex on Facebook
noun
  1. The letter X.
  2. (colloquial) An ex-husband, ex-wife or ex-partner.
verb (ex, es)
  1. To delete; to cross out
exchange Tweet Definition of exchange Like Definition of exchange on Facebook
noun
  1. An act of exchanging or trading.
All in all, it was an even .
  1. A place for conducting trading.
The stock is open for trading.
  1. (telephony, US only?) The fourth through sixth digits of a ten-digit phone number (the first three before the introduction of area codes).
The 555 is reserved for use by the phone company, which is why it's often used in films.
  1. A conversation.
After an with the manager, we were no wiser.
excise Tweet Definition of excise Like Definition of excise on Facebook
noun
  1. a tax charged on goods produced within the country (as opposed to customs duties, charged on goods from outside the country)
verb (excis, ing)
  1. to impose an excise tax on something
exemption Tweet Definition of exemption Like Definition of exemption on Facebook
noun
  1. An act of exempting.
  2. The state of being exempt; immunity.
  3. A deduction from the normal amount of taxes.
  4. Freedom from a defect or weakness.
exploitation Tweet Definition of exploitation Like Definition of exploitation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of exploiting or utilizing.
export Tweet Definition of export Like Definition of export on Facebook
noun
  1. something that is exported
  2. the act of exporting
adjective
  1. of or relating to exportation or exports
exportation Tweet Definition of exportation Like Definition of exportation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of exporting; the act of conveying or sending commodities abroad or to another country, in the course of commerce.
  2. Commodity exported; an export.
  3. The act of carrying out.
express Tweet Definition of express Like Definition of express on Facebook
noun
  1. A mode of transportation, often a train, that travels quickly or directly.
I took the into town.
verb (expresses, expressing, expressed)
  1. To convey meaning.
Words cannot the love I feel for him.
  1. To excrete or cause to excrete, especially said of milk.
adjective
  1. Moving or operating quickly, as a train not making local stops.
  2. specific, Specific or precise.
I gave him instructions not to begin until I arrived, but he ignored me.
  1. Truly depicted; exactly resembling.
In my eyes it bore a livelier image of the spirit, it seemed more and single, than the imperfect and divided countenance.
extend Tweet Definition of extend Like Definition of extend on Facebook
verb
  1. (intransitive) To increase in extent.
  2. (intransitive) To possess a certain extent.
  3. (transitive) To cause to increase in extent.
  4. (transitive) To cause to last for a longer period of time.
  5. (transitive) To straighten (a limb).
extension Tweet Definition of extension Like Definition of extension on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
  2. That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space (or time, e.g. "spatiotemporal extension")
  3. Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension. Synonymous with denotation.
  4. A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
  5. The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
  6. (weightlifting) An exercise in which an arm or leg is straightened against resistance.
  7. (fencing) A simple offensive action, consisting of extending the weapon arm forward.
  8. A numerical code used to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network.
extent Tweet Definition of extent Like Definition of extent on Facebook
noun
  1. range, Range of values or locations.
  2. The space, area, volume etc. to which something extends.
The of his knowledge of the language is a few scattered words.
  1. (context, computing): An individual database extension.

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