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.


  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of economics concerned with particular commodities, firms, or individuals and the economic relationships between themCompare macroeconomics

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