rad·​i·​cal·​ly | \ˈra-di-k(ə-)lē \

Definition of radically 

1 : in origin or essence

2 : in a radical or extreme manner

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The next Corvette design (C8), due in spring, will be radically different automotive proposition. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Corvette ZR1: The Last, and Best, of Its Kind," 28 Nov. 2018 But in a recent interview with Ars Technica, Ouster CEO and co-founder Angus Pacala told me that Ouster's lidar is actually radically different inside. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why millions of lasers on a chip could be the future of lidar," 8 Nov. 2018 Just seven weeks later, in late August, the company announced the plans had changed yet again — far more radically. Bruce Murphy, The Verge, "Wisconsin’s $4.1 billion Foxconn boondoggle," 29 Oct. 2018 Since Khashoggi failed to emerge from a scheduled visit to the consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, the Saudi story has repeatedly and radically changed. Souad Mekhennet, The Seattle Times, "Nations fear fallout could trigger instability in the region," 23 Oct. 2018 However, a new company called Relativity Space is among those trying to radically automate the process. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Relativity hires senior Tesla manager to help automate rocket production," 22 Oct. 2018 The Houses also shift every four minutes, so even individuals born on the same day will have radically different natal charts depending on whether their birth time was morning or night. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "The 12 Astrological Houses: Interpreting Your Birth Chart Beyond the Zodiac," 6 Oct. 2018 The move to provide new benefits for some drivers comes as New York City grapples with regulating an industry that has changed radically over the last decade. Washington Post, "NYC drivers for Uber, other apps to get vision care coverage," 29 June 2018 Driven in part by their contrary lifestyles and networks, elites and nonelites hold radically different core values. Joan C. Williams, WSJ, "The Elites Feed Anti-Immigrant Bias," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of radically

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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