economically ec‧o‧nom‧i‧cally [ˌekəˈnɒmɪkli, ˌiː- ǁ -ˈnɑː-] adverb
1. ECONOMICS COMMERCE in a way that is related to systems of trade, money, business, industry etc:

• The country is in danger of collapsing economically and politically.

• an economically depressed area

2. in a way that makes a profit:

• Electric cars are not yet economically viable (= possible to produce and sell with a profit ) .

• They are seeking new ways to produce the oil economically.

3. in a way that uses time, money, goods etc carefully and without wasting any:

• We must use these resources economically.

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economically UK US /ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkli/ /ekə-/ US  /-ˈnɑːmɪ-/ adverb
ECONOMICS in a way that relates to a country's trade, industry, and money: »

Economically the country has been improving steadily these past ten years.

economically depressed/backward/disadvantaged »

The neighborhood is one of Lexington's most economically depressed areas.


economically powerful/prosperous/developed

ECONOMICS in a way that relates to making a profit: »

Is the service economically viable for providers?


The project is no longer economically justified.


What can we do to dramatically reduce emissions in an economically sustainable way?

economically active — Cf. economically active
in a way that does not use a lot of fuel, money, space, etc.: »

We need to deliver services much more economically.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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