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 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 Fundamentally, the eighth house helps us realize just how radically we are molded by the experiences of others. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What June's Sagittarius Horoscope Means for You," 29 May 2018 Yet the most meaningful reminder this Memorial Day weekend of how radically the nature of politics has changed in what seems like a short time comes in a documentary from which the current president is noticeably absent. Ellen Gray, Philly.com, "On Memorial Day, HBO's John McCain film pays tribute to an approach to politics we can't afford to forget," 25 May 2018 Two high school shootings within days of each other show how radically different outcomes can occur despite the presence of an armed police officer when someone enters a school and starts firing. Ted Gregory, chicagotribune.com, "Outcomes in school shootings can differ wildly despite presence of resource officers," 18 May 2018 Certainly the sweepingly new political enterprises being installed in countries from China to Hungary to Mexico — not to mention the US — are explicitly designed to upend the old system and replace it with something radically different. Felix Salmon, WIRED, "Welcome To The Highly Probable World of Improbability," 5 July 2018 The shows are now being consumed in a radically different world than the one in which they were created — a world with social media. Yvonne Villarreal, latimes.com, "TGIF talent talks bringing family values to a new generation on Hulu," 9 June 2018 This collision could have radically changed the planet, resulting in its telltale tilt and making it relatively frigid compared to farther-out Neptune. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "We Might Finally Know What Smacked Uranus Sideways," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of radically

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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