frugal

1. careful when using money or food, or (of a meal) cheap or small in amount…

Meaning of

frugal

in English


frugal


adjective


uk

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ˈfruː.ɡ

ə

l

/


us

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ˈfruː.ɡ

ə

l

/


a frugal

lifestyle


a frugal

meal

of

bread

and

soup


Synonyms


Mean with money


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(Definition of

frugal

from the

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus


© Cambridge University Press)

frugal

| American Dictionary


frugal


adjective


us

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ˈfru·ɡəl

/


Lungren, a

fiscal


conservative

when it comes to

spending


taxpayers



money

, is frugal in his

personal


life

as well.

(Definition of

frugal

from the

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

frugal

| Business English


frugal


adjective


uk

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ˈfruːɡ

ə

l

/


us

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careful

to use only as much

money

,

food

, etc. as is

necessary

:


He

built

up his

savings

by being very frugal.


frugal

habits

/

living

/

lifestyle


frugal

energy

/

water

use


Will

consumer


spending


bounce

back after the

recession

, or is there a new

spirit

of frugality?


It will

become


necessary

to use the Earth’s

resources

more frugally.

(Definition of

frugal

from the

Cambridge Business English Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

Examples

of


frugal

frugal


In short, we welcome fast and

frugal

models because they make us re-think the dimensions of human judgment.


Because water was the energy source powering the mines, it needed to be conserved, redistributed, and managed in an orderly and

frugal

manner.


More examples


Fewer examples


This commentary explores just how we should interpret this proposed replacement of logic and probability theory by fast and

frugal

heuristics.


We do not know whether humans are successful when being fast and

frugal

.


She should be a skilful and diligent household manager, responsible for methodical organization, cleanliness, tidiness and

frugal

budgeting.


The combination of conceptual analysis, simulation, and experimentation has deepened our understanding of fast and

frugal

heuristics.


Stimulus-driven indexing creates pointers that support fast and

frugal

cognition.


Why should the prevalence of fast and

frugal

heuristics have any implications at all for the normative theories of logic and probability theory?


People in this position might be living a

frugal

lifestyle in order to preserve their housing assets.


We consider fast and

frugal

heuristics to represent bounded rationality in its purest form.


What is the evidence for fast and

frugal

heuristics?


This challenges the argument that fast and

frugal

models are more

frugal

than regression models, at least in terms of the number of cues searched.


The first challenge is to explore fast and

frugal

heuristics for solving tasks beyond those we considered so far.


Following our bounded rationality perspective, a fast and

frugal

mind need not employ a metalevel demon who makes optimal cost-benefit computations when selecting a heuristic.


Asking at most three yes/no questions is a fast and

frugal

strategy for making a decision.

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Translations of

frugal

in Chinese (Traditional)
節儉的, 樸素的, (食物)簡單的,廉價的…


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in Chinese (Simplified)
节俭的, 朴素的, (食物)简单的,廉价的…


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in Portuguese
frugal…


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in more languages

in Polish
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oszczędny…


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tutumlu, dikkatli harcama yapan, eli sıkı…


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экономный, бережливый…


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