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home economics

noun
1.
the art and science of home management.
2.
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
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
Related forms
home economist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for home economicses

home economics

noun
1.
(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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