rad·​i·​cal·​ly | \ ˈra-di-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce radically (audio) \

Definition of radically

1 : in origin or essence
2 : in a radical or extreme manner

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The construction of Dunkin’ Donuts Park — finished in 2017 by a successor to Centerplan and DoNo — radically changed the landscape. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "After court verdict on Dunkin’ Donuts Park lawsuit, what happens next for the Downtown North neighborhood in Hartford?," 5 July 2019 Another critical feat would be a Democratic Party takeover of the Texas House, which could radically change the face of Lone Star politics. Dallas News, "With Trump at the top of the ticket, Republicans, Democrats prepare for epic 2020 Texas fight," 5 July 2019 The bot can distinguish between a baby weed and a baby crop, and can annihilate that weed with incredible precision, radically reducing the use of herbicides on fields. Sean Illing, Vox, "The climate crisis and the end of the golden era of food choice," 24 June 2019 Uber and Lyft radically changed the landscape for the taxi industry, and in cities like New York contributed to the collapse of a bubble that left many drivers in financial ruin. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "The number of American taxi drivers has tripled in a decade," 21 June 2019 Sweden has changed radically since the 1970s, but Bernie Sanders has stood still in time, an irritable red ant suspended in amber. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "The Democrats Are the Socialist Party Again," 20 June 2019 And opponents from both parties note cap and trade likely won’t radically reduce emissions. Washington Post, "Progressive climate policy poised to pass in Oregon," 17 June 2019 But there are others whose music may change radically from piece to piece—or, for that matter, from measure to measure. David Schiff, The New York Review of Books, "Tim Page," 18 Apr. 2019 Along with Rocket Lab and a growing number of competitors, Virgin seeks to dramatically lower the cost of access to space for small satellites and, perhaps more importantly, radically reduce the wait time for companies to get their ideas into space. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "With a simple and cheap rocket, Virgin Orbit aims for the extraordinary," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of radically

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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