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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President Donald Trump is steering U.S. economic policy in a radically new direction. Greg Ip, WSJ, "President's Emerging Economic Policy: Picking Winners and Losers," 20 July 2018 Seeking to reverse the multitude of crises that have engulfed Washington’s mental-health system, Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday released a plan that would radically reshape the care of patients. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Inslee unveils $675 million plan to reverse crisis in Washington’s mental-health system," 12 Dec. 2018 Like many new technologies that could radically reshape our world, synthetic biology comes with its own unique set of ethical issues, which take on an even sharper edge when the technology has a military application. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Military Wants to Create Synthetic Life Forms to Track Enemies," 4 Dec. 2018 The Sky deal is one part of a complex global bid for Fox entertainment and international assets between Comcast and the Walt Disney Co. that could radically reshape the legacy media and entertainment industries. Bob Fernandez, Philly.com, "Comcast or Fox can buy Sky, U.K. minister says. Labour leader expresses concern over foreign control of U.K. news.," 5 June 2018 The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology, and nobody feels that disruption more starkly than 16 million American shelf stockers, salespeople, cashiers and others. Anne D'innocenzio, Houston Chronicle, "Retail workers feel disruption from shifting shopper habits," 12 Jan. 2018 Global consumer companies have radically changed their shopping habits and now favor acquisitions of small, insurgent brands. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "The Hidden Risk in Consumer Giants’ Shopping Spree," 31 Jan. 2019 YouTube could radically change its terms of service — in a way that would dramatically limit the freedom of expression Pichai and his colleagues are attempting to provide. Jane Coaston, Vox, "YouTube’s conspiracy theory crisis, explained," 12 Dec. 2018 The iNEXT underscores the point that autonomy will radically change car interiors. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Car Shows Used to Be Amazing—And They Might Be Again," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of radically

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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