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home economics

the art and science of home management.
a college curriculum usually including studies in nutrition, the purchase, preparation, and service of food, interior design, clothing and textiles, child development, family relationships, and household economics.
Origin of home economics
1895-1900, Americanism
Related forms
home economist, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for home economics

home economics

(functioning as singular or pl) the study of diet, budgeting, child care, textiles, and other subjects concerned with running a home
Derived Forms
home economist, noun
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