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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City staff had recommended increasing the density in the area to make the site, where Preston Place Condominiums burned down in March 2017, more economically viable for developers. David Tarrant, Dallas News, "Dallas plan commission supports controversial North Dallas rezoning plan," 6 June 2019 In addition to keeping agriculture economically viable, another focus for Greenberg is providing more opportunities for farmers and ranchers. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "New Colorado ag commissioner sets priorities, starting with supporting the next generation of farmers," 4 June 2019 They get paid regardless of whether projects are economically viable or serve Chinese foreign policy objectives. Jonathan Hillman, Twin Cities, "Jonathan Hillman: Five myths about China’s Belt and Road Initiative," 3 June 2019 Opponents of such policies have often tried to cast them in racialized terms, to present themselves as the champions of the white majority rather than of the economically privileged minority. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Joe Biden is leading the 2020 polls. Here’s what he thinks about policy.," 18 Dec. 2018 Some of Modi’s boldest policy steps, such as the demonetization of high currency notes to curb black-market money, proved to be economically damaging. Ashok Sharma, The Seattle Times, "India’s marathon election ends, vote count begins Thursday," 20 May 2019 That’s especially true for the culturally and economically mixed communities of the South Puget Sound and for Hispanic communities in the farmlands of Eastern Washington. Tyrone Beason, The Seattle Times, "The HEAL Act would put environmental justice on the map in Washington state," 26 Mar. 2019 Looking at raw numbers, Atlanta remained the most popular destination and was the city where black people also did the best economically. Anne Branigin, The Root, "The Top Cities People Move to Differ Drastically When You Look at Race," 19 Jan. 2018 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

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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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