Meaning of home economics

home' econom'ics

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the art and science of home management.
  2. a college curriculum usually including studies in nutrition, the purchase, preparation, and service of food, interior design, clothing and textiles, child development, family relationships, and household economics.
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