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[ek-uh-nom-ik-lee, ee-kuh-] /ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪk li, ˌi kə-/
in a thrifty or frugal manner; with economy.
as regards the efficient use of income and wealth:
economically feasible proposals.
as regards one's personal resources of money:
He's quite well off economically.
Origin of economically
First recorded in 1690-1700; economical + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I need hardly say I have seen the folly of my old ways, and am determined to live carefully and economically in future.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
  • One is to attack the situation politically, the other is to absorb it economically.

    The American Empire Scott Nearing
  • Miss Barton has done a splendid work, sensibly and economically managed.

  • economically, the old farmer was not a business man, but a barterer.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • Such a plan must include all of the economically essential portions of the world.

    The Next Step Scott Nearing
British Dictionary definitions for economically


/ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkəlɪ; ˌɛkə-/
with economy or thrift; without waste
with regard to the economy of a person, country, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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