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microeconomics

[mahy-kroh-ek-uh-nom-iks, -ee-kuh-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪks, -ˌi kə-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of economics dealing with particular aspects of an economy, as the price-cost relationship of a firm.
Compare macroeconomics.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; micro- + economics
Related forms
microeconomic, adjective
microeconomist
[mahy-kroh-i-kon-uh-mist] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɪˈkɒn ə mɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for micro-economic

microeconomics

/ˌmaɪkrəʊˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks; -ˌɛkə-/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of economics concerned with particular commodities, firms, or individuals and the economic relationships between them Compare macroeconomics
Derived Forms
microeconomic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for micro-economic

microeconomics

n.

1948, from micro- + economics. Related: Microeconomic.

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micro-economic in Culture

microeconomics definition


Economic analysis of particular components of the economy, such as the growth of a single industry or demand for a single product. (Compare macroeconomics.)

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