eco·​nom·​i·​cal·​ly ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mi-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce economically (audio)
: in an economic or economical manner

Examples of economically in a Sentence

a way to economically heat your house She writes simply and economically.
Recent Examples on the Web The Chinese government’s regulations, however, offer a much larger variety of legal mechanisms by which to pressure Chinese apps both politically and economically. Aynne Kokas, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2024 Similarly, cataract surgery has been shown to increase economically valuable activities by 40% to 50%. Gabrielle Emanuel, NPR, 3 Apr. 2024 But the technology isn’t panning out to be as economically feasible as once thought. John Ainger, Fortune Europe, 2 Apr. 2024 These are uncertain times for people economically, socially, in terms of the environment. Mike Baker, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2024 When welded together, the two technologies are helping the nascent AI industry find and ways to remain creative, economically competitive, growth-focused, and reliably private. Maria Paula Fernandez, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Local WBCs, public-private partnerships between the SBA and non-profit entrepreneurial development organizations across the country, serve economically and socially disadvantaged clients in 38 different languages. Rohit Arora, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 Furthermore, care work is highly gendered, and such feminized labor is discounted economically and devalued socially. Pooja Makhijani, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 The financial scandal first revealed in 2016, which became the state's largest fraud case, shook Vermont and the economically depressed region called the Northeast Kingdom. Lisa Rathke, Quartz, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History


economical + -ly entry 2

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of economically was in 1603

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“Economically.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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