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Definition of economically adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌikəˈnɑmɪkli//
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  1. 1in a way connected with the trade, industry, and development of wealth of a country, an area, or a society The factory is no longer economically viable. Economically, the center of Spain has lost its dominant role. Changes have taken place both economically and politically.
  2. 2in a way that provides good service or value in relation to the amount of time or money spent I'll do the job as economically as possible.
  3. 3in a way that uses no more of something than is necessary The design is intended to use space as economically as possible. She writes elegantly and economically. Learn to express yourself more economically.
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