eco·nom·i·cal·ly | \ ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mi-k(ə-)lē , 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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The Trump administration is also weighing imposing tariffs on automobiles and auto parts under the Section 232 authority, a move that some GOP lawmakers believe could be economically ruinous. Erica Werner,, "In symbolic rebuke, Senate votes for a congressional role in Trump’s tariff decisions," 11 July 2018 The region lost more than a quarter of its coal industry jobs between 2005 and 2015, and many central Appalachian counties qualify as the most economically distressed in the nation. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, "From Defiled to Wild—Can a Spent Coal Mine Be Reborn as a Nature Conservation Center?," 11 July 2018 These reactors have proven unaffordable and economically uncompetitive. David Roberts, Vox, "The US is rapidly losing nuclear power. That’s profoundly concerning for climate change.," 11 July 2018 The BlackRock team is more cautious about stocks in Europe, where tensions over immigration and Germany and Italy could become economically disruptive. Matthew Heimer, Fortune, "Here’s What the World’s Biggest Investor Thinks the Markets Will Do Next," 9 July 2018 The dispute illustrates a growing issue: some of the places most sought after by recreationists are also culturally, spiritually, and/or economically vital to Native American tribes. Krista Langlois, Outside Online, "Sacred Native American Sites Are Not Your Playgrounds," 5 July 2018 Coconut fiber is an agricultural waste that could economically benefit communities in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "What Will It Take To Make Vegan Wool?," 29 June 2018 With only 20% of females in Saudi Arabia economically active, the country even lags behind its neighbors in the Gulf, where participation averaged 42% in 2016. Zainab Fattah,, "Saudi Arabia's $90 Billion Reason to Allow Women to Drive," 25 June 2018 But with fewer English learners, foster youth or socio-economically disadvantaged students than some other districts, San Marcos receives a lower per pupil funding than other districts in the region. Deborah Sullivan Brennan,, "San Marcos school board passes $227 million budget, avoids shortfalls," 22 June 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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