eco·​nom·​i·​cal·​ly | \ ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mi-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce economically (audio) , ˌē-kə-\

Definition of economically

: in an economic or economical manner

Examples of economically in a Sentence

a way to economically heat your house She writes simply and economically.

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As a 2017 piece from The Stranger lays out, sports can be one of few opportunities available to economically disadvantaged black men. Kaylen Ralph, Teen Vogue, "A High School Football Star Wasn't Allowed to Play Because He Was Homeless. But Now He's Back on the Field," 2 Oct. 2018 Not to mention that there are many, many, many countries that have far more diverse populations than Norway that are doing fantastically economically. NBC News, "Meet the Press - January 14, 2018," 14 Jan. 2018 The most troubling shift may be how economically struggling rural and exurban areas, which are losing young adults, are increasingly home to concentrated populations of older adults who lack the means to relocate and end up aging in place. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Senior housing: Older Americans face affordability, accessibility challenges," 14 Nov. 2018 The rest of America, especially those in economically distressed parts of the country. Hope Reese, Vox, "The author of Dopesick on how we’re still failing opioid users," 14 Aug. 2018 The eastern part of the district is less well educated and more economically distressed. Michael Tackett, New York Times, "In Conservative Kentucky, Power of Female Candidates Is Tested in Key House Race," 16 June 2018 The Akron fund is designed to help support development in the city's most economically distressed neighborhoods. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter,, "Akron Community Revitalization Fund awards $650k loan; makes way for Phase 2 of Northside Marketplace," 14 May 2018 Aside from the people, her view is one of the few perks of living in an economically distressed small town like New London. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "Eminent-domain drama 'Little Pink House' on shaky ground," 10 May 2018 The best way to do that, primarily, is economically. Noor Brara, Vogue, "How The Wing's New San Francisco Outpost Is Showcasing the Bay Area's Diverse Culinary Talent," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of economically

1603, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of economically

: in a way that relates to an economy
: in an economical way

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