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  • suffix economics Used, with a combining form to form nouns meaning the economics of a specified person or state; e.g. Reaganomics


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Back-formation from economics, ultimately from Ancient Greek νόμος (nomos, "law").


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  • The suffix -nomics is a back-formation from "economics," from a Greek word meaning "household management."

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  • Other Internet-related "-nomics" words include wikinomics (the theory and practice of mass collaboration using electronic communications) and Twitternomics (speculation as to Twitter's most successful business model).

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