/,i:kə'nɒmɪkl, ,ekə'nɒmɪkl; ,ikə`nɑmɪkl,,ɛkə`nɑmɪkl/
adj careful in the spending of money, time, etc and in the use of resources; not wasteful 经济的; 节俭的; 省时间的; 节约的
*an economical car to run, eg one with low petrol consumption 节油汽车
* She is economical with/in her use of salt when cooking. 她烹饪时用盐很省.
* an economical style of writing, ie one that does not waste words 简练的写作风格（不多费笔墨者）.
using money, time, goods etc carefully and without wasting any
→economic A small car is more economical to run. good-quality clothes at economical priceseconomical with the truth
used humorously to say that someone is not telling the truth
1. The car is economical to run. 开这辆汽车费用很省。
2. The most economical age to capture an elephant for training is between fifteen and twenty years, 捕捉15至20岁之间年龄的大象进行驯象最为经济。