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"economically" in British English

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economicallyadverb

uk   /ˌiː.kəˈnɒm.ɪ.kəl.i/ /ek.ə-/  us   /-ˈnɑː.mɪ-/
  • economically adverb (SAVING MONEY)

using little ​money, ​time, etc.: As a ​student she ​lived very economically, ​rarely going out and ​buying very few ​clothes.
  • economically adverb (COUNTRY'S ECONOMY)

in a way that ​relates to a country's ​trade, ​industry, and ​money: Economically, the ​country has been ​improvingsteadily these past ten ​years.
(Definition of economically from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"economically" in Business English

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economicallyadverb

uk   /ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkli/ /ekə-/  us   /-ˈnɑːmɪ-/
ECONOMICS in a way that ​relates to a country's ​trade, ​industry, and ​money: Economically the country has been ​improvingsteadily these past ten ​years. economically depressed/backward/disadvantaged The ​neighborhood is one of Lexington's most economically ​depressedareas. 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 ​reduceemissions in an economically ​sustainable way?
economically active ECONOMICS working and therefore making ​money for yourself and the ​economy of your country: 40% of ​disabledpeople are economically ​active compared to 83% of non-disabled ​people.
in a way that does not use a lot of ​fuel, ​money, ​space, etc.: We need to ​deliverservices much more economically.
(Definition of economically from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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