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 The dissolution of the Soviet Union gave its neighbors more than a decade to develop economically and politically without concern for Moscow’s geopolitical ambitions. Vladislav Davidzon, WSJ, "The Holocaust and Historical Memory," 30 Jan. 2020 Adjacent to oil-rich nations like Brazil and the economically struggling Venezuela, Guyana is a small, nascent energy nation that's starting its own oil boom. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Exxon makes new Guyana discovery, ups recoverable estimates to 8 billion barrels," 27 Jan. 2020 Hydrogen is extremely popular in alternative energy research, but catalyzing it economically and in large quantities has been a challenge. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "New Molecule Harnesses 50 Percent More Solar Spectrum Than Ever Before," 23 Jan. 2020 Because most Chileans who rely on public transportation are struggling economically, the 30-peso increase was the last straw. cleveland, "Cleveland Heights resident sees firsthand the unrest in his Chilean homeland," 31 Dec. 2019 The attack also reopened longstanding questions over both racial tensions and Columbia’s relationship with more economically struggling nearby neighborhoods with many black and Hispanic residents. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "A Park Shed Its Reputation. Then Came the Tessa Majors Murder.," 14 Dec. 2019 In Allendale, Jennings applauded Buttigieg for visiting such a remote and economically struggling area — the first presidential candidate to do so since John Edwards in 2008. Bill Ruthhart,, "Pete Buttigieg is polling at 0% with black voters in South Carolina. Here’s how he’s rebooting his 2020 approach to win them over.," 5 Dec. 2019 Sanders also pointed out his plan would also combat environmental pollution in the air and water, particularly in economically struggling areas of the country where many minorities live. NBC News, "Sanders vows 'extremely bold and extremely aggressive' plan to fight climate change," 19 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, ASCAP CEO Mathews said the consent decrees are holding back rates for songwriters, who are struggling economically in the new streaming economy. Ed Christman, Billboard, "ASCAP & BMI Consent Decrees Review Expected to Conclude This Year While Both Sides Argue Worst-Case Scenarios," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of economically

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Economically.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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