- I. prefix
II. combining form or eco- also oec- or oeco- or oiko-
eccyesisEtymology: earlier also yco-, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French yco-, from Late Latin oeco-, oiko-, from Greek oik-, oiko-, from oikos house, habitation — more at vicinity1.a. : household
economyb. : economic and
eco-cultural2. : habitat or environment especially as a factor significantly influencing the mode of life or the course of development
ecosystemIII. combining form or eco-
ecad: ecological or environmental
* * *var. of ex-3 before a consonant: eccentric.
* * *ec-,EC (no periods),1. Eastern Caribbean: »
EC$3 million.2. European Community: »
The EC expects to be one of the largest consumers of nuclear fuel by the year 2000 (Kenneth Brown).E.C.,East Central (a postal district in London).
Useful english dictionary. 2012.