Definition of economically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌiːkəˈnɑːmɪkli//
    ; BrE BrE//ˌekəˈnɒmɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌekəˈnɑːmɪkli//
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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 centre of Spain has lost its dominant role. the economically active/inactive population (= those who are employed/unemployed) 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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