• WordNet 3.6
    • n economizer a frugal person who limits spending and avoids waste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Economizer One who, or that which, economizes.
    • Economizer Specifically: Steam Boilers An arrangement of pipes for heating feed water by waste heat in the gases passing to the chimney.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n economizer One who economizes; one who uses money, material, time, etc., economically or sparingly.
    • n economizer In engineering, an apparatus by which economy, as of fuel, is effected; specifically, one in which waste heat from a boiler or furnace is utilized for heating the feed-water.
    • n economizer Also spelled economiser.
    • n economizer Specifically— In fog-signaling on British railways, a device by which the detonation of one track-torpedo on the rail by the passage of the engine-wheels removes the second one in series before the wheels reach it.
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  • Eli Cass
    Eli Cass
    “Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.”
  • Robert Armstrong
    Robert Armstrong
    “It contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.”
  • Warren Buffett
    “When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.”
  • Charlotte P. Gillman
    Charlotte P. Gillman
    “The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male. He is her food supply.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time.”


Economical with the truth - (UK) If someone, especially a politician, is economical with the truth, they leave out information in order to create a false picture of a situation, without actually lying.


In literature:

It was upon the land that the freedman naturally sought his economic salvation.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
They are economic problems, and determine efficiencies within the whole economic life.
"An American Idyll" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
I then discovered under close observation that what had looked to me like an economic machine was not an economic machine at all.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
The statistics of the economic interdependence of Germany and her neighbors are overwhelming.
"The Economic Consequences of the Peace" by John Maynard Keynes
Nor can it be said to be entirely due to economic distress.
"Crime and Its Causes" by William Douglas Morrison
Of the economic phases of the emergency, there are some which directly affect the wage-earner.
"The Social Emergency" by Various
Usually there are also at stake, technical and broad economic issues in which majority judgment is notoriously fallible.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
The economic helplessness of the factory hands reduced them to essential slavery.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
I frankly confess my preference for the second system, which I regard as more just, more economical, and more legal.
"What Is Free Trade?" by Frédérick Bastiat
Other economic writers of recent date attribute this great change in ratio of increase to economic causes.
"The Fertility of the Unfit" by William Allan Chapple

In poetry:

Let some new lying ass,
Who knows not what is or was,
Talk economics,
Pay for his witless noise,
Get the kid nice new toys,
Call him 'professor'.
"Alf’s Sixth Bit" by Ezra Pound
Said the Socialist to the Suffragist: "You misinterpret facts!
There is no room for doubt or schism
In Economic Determinism–
It governs all our acts!"
"The Socialist And The Suffragist" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

In news:

Obama's Medicaid Provisions Are an Albatross to Economic Recovery.
Wil Alston will face off in the June 7 runoff to represent demographically and economically diverse District 8.
Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley Win Economics Nobel Prize for Work in Game Theory.
Today the Nobel Prize for economics was awarded to Professor Alvin Roth of Harvard and Professor Lloyd Shapely of UCLA for their work on "stable allocations" theory.
Despite the gloomy economic situation, Denver's still moving and shaking, though perhaps a little more gingerly than before.
SUCCESS is the great American secular religion, a "drama of economic salvation," as the historian Irvin G Wyllie writes in "The Self-Made Man in America".
Plus, train dreams and the economic low-down.
The Alluring Economics of the Romance Novel.
As speculation about an economic slowdown in 2001 mounts and thrifty buying strategies become important, Europe's most undervalued region of affordable premium wines springs to mind: Alsace .
Economic Woes Push Energy Concerns to Back Burner in Presidential Race.
Since then, the US manufacturing sector has been the driving force behind the economic recovery.
Even though Paul Krugman won the Nobel Prize in economics, his column in Sept 29's Sun shows that he has no understanding of economics.
Citigroup Global Head of International Economics Nathan Sheets on the economic uncertainties created by the lack of progress to resolve the fiscal cliff.
Kevin Murphy, an economics professor at the University of Chicago who has studied the economic benefits of higher education, warns that money shouldn't deter anyone from any level of education—including graduate school.
While McCain calls for an "economic surge," Obama still struggles when trying to establish a strong emotional connection with voters facing tough economic times.

In science:

The causal chain argued in the report – the Cap leading to lender exit, leading t o less PLs taken, leading to economic effects – is far from being the only plausible explanation f or the chain of events.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Or course, medical research is far more tightly monitored than economics, in terms of analysis methods and standards; but even there, once industry money and influence are allowed to dominate independent research, the truth is harmed and the public interest ill-served.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Bruce Neas of the Columbia Legal Services, for asking me to examine Dr. Zinman’s article, and thus to become involved once again in this important social an d economic problem.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Remark 1 In economic terms, we can interpret the success probability function ql as the demand of product l in a market of L firms.
Stability and Distributed Power Control in MANETs with Outages and Retransmissions
Examples and numerical simulations for the Lagrangian which describes the Samuelson model from economics are given.
Stochastic generalized fractional HP equations and applications