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.
Recent Examples on the Web Communities along the Texas-Mexico border are stitched together economically and culturally, meaning that issues like the COVID-19 pandemic transcend any line on a map. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "‘Divorce is not an option’: U.S., Mexico reset relations in post-Trump era, even as AMLO pokes at Biden," 29 Jan. 2021 The new restrictions are more narrow and more informed and time-limited — and therefore less economically devastating. Star Tribune, "California's third pandemic lockdown is necessary but confusing," 7 Dec. 2020 The argument for reparations: Slavery is still emotionally and economically devastating. Washington Post, "How systemic racism affects financial choices: Readers respond to ‘Sincerely, Michelle’ series," 13 Nov. 2020 Arguably no other country outside of the United States has as much at stake economically as the election campaign enters its final, dramatic weeks. Paula Newton, CNN, "Why Canadians can't look away from the US vote," 19 Oct. 2020 The Youth Education Town in Arlington, run by the Salvation Army, is a legacy project that provides opportunities to the children of economically disadvantaged families to this day. David Moore, Dallas News, "10 years after hosting Super Bowl XLV during a winter storm, North Texas is still waiting for its do-over," 4 Feb. 2021 Education, community and industry leaders have touted P-TECH partnerships as an innovative way to give a leg up to traditionally underserved or economically disadvantaged students while developing a future workforce for prominent local industries. Andres Picon,, "San Antonio ISD to launch 3 more P-TECH high school programs," 19 Jan. 2021 In 2019, 38 percent of economically disadvantaged third-graders in the region were reading-proficient, compared with 71 percent of other students. John Laidler,, "Black and Latino residents west of Boston face deep inequities, report finds," 18 Jan. 2021 Roughly 37% of students in the district — one of the highest proportions in the state — are considered economically disadvantaged. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "This Utah school district has built its own internet service so students can log on from home," 17 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of economically

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of economically was in 1603

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26 Feb 2021

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“Economically.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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