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economicallyec‧o‧nom‧i‧cally /ˌekəˈnɒmɪkli, ˌiː- $ -ˈnɑː-/ ●●○ AWL adverb  1 Bin a way that is related to systems of money, trade, or business In economically advanced countries, women marry later.[sentence adverb] Economically, capitalism has transformed societies.2 CHEAPin a way that uses money, goods, time etc without wasting any We produce food as economically as possible. Small trees use space in the garden economically.COLLOCATIONSadjectiveseconomically developed/advanced (=modern, with many different types of industry)the economically developed countries of Western Europeeconomically successfulan economically successful areaeconomically powerful (=rich and powerful)economically powerful countries like the USeconomically depressed (=with not enough business activity, jobs etc)Economically depressed areas in the northeast will receive extra EU funding.economically dependent on (=depending on someone or something for money)The country is still economically dependent on agriculture.economically viable/feasible (=likely to be or remain financially successful)Most of the coal mines in the area are no longer economically viable.economically active (=with a job, and so earning money)A lot of older women are not economically active.economically independent (=not depending on other people for money)Societies change when women become economically independent.economically disadvantaged (=poor)Many of our students are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.verbsdevelop economically (=grow and become more economically successful)China is continuing to develop economically and politically.
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economicallyThe GATT-Bretton Woods system has also come to the end of the line economically.In contrast, where class structures are less developed - both economically and culturally - the political institutions may be inherently weak.Socially, economically and in human terms, the citizens of the Community are coming together.This is not to denigrate what the Six did achieve economically and politically during the first few years of the organisation.We did the printing as economically as we could possibly make it.Despite these economically based differences of opinion, those passing initiative petitions claim to have found widespread public support.Little would be changed economically by such a move.economically depressed areasWomen are still relatively new to the marketplace and are more economically insecure than men.Economically, our city has never been stronger.This can not have been an economically sensible decision.
From Longman Business Dictionaryeconomicallyec‧o‧nom‧i‧cally /ˌekəˈnɒmɪkli, ˌiː--ˈnɑː-/ adverb1ECONOMICSCOMMERCEin a way that is related to systems of trade, money, business, industry etcThe country is in danger of collapsing economically and politically.an economically depressed area2in a way that makes a profitElectric cars are not yet economically viable (=possible to produce and sell with a profit).They are seeking new ways to produce the oil economically.3in a way that uses time, money, goods etc carefully and without wasting anyWe must use these resources economically.
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