microeconomist

microeconomics

[mahy-kroh-ek-uh-nom-iks, -ee-kuh-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of economics dealing with particular aspects of an economy, as the price-cost relationship of a firm.
Compare macroeconomics.


Origin:
1945–50; micro- + economics

microeconomic, adjective
microeconomist [mahy-kroh-i-kon-uh-mist] , noun
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microeconomics (ˌmaɪkrəʊˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks, -ˌɛkə-)
 
n
(functioning as singular) Compare macroeconomics the branch of economics concerned with particular commodities, firms, or individuals and the economic relationships between them
 
microeco'nomic
 
adj

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microeconomics
1948, from micro- + economics.
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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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