Definition of economically in English:



  • 1In a way that relates to economics or finance.

    sentence adverb ‘the region is important economically’
    • ‘The region was becoming more economically important for Australia, accounting for half its export markets.’
    • ‘Other indicators show the region slipping backwards both economically and socially.’
    • ‘That some taxpayers might welcome new taxes seems an economically dubious notion.’
    • ‘The Skorpion project has brought a hive of economic activities to the economically depressed southern Namibia.’
    • ‘The net result is that mature welfare states tend economically to stagnate.’
    • ‘Production of milk protein is economically important to dairy producers and milk manufacturers.’
    • ‘The tax code is economically destructive because it taxes savings and investment at the expense of consumption.’
    • ‘More to the point, GDP makes for a politically attractive but economically irrelevant denominator.’
    • ‘Why did Europe develop economically, in a way unlike any other region before the eighteenth century?’
    • ‘Ostrich farming is seen as a way out of poverty for many in the economically depressed and semi-arid southern Namibia.’
    • ‘Its citizens are economically powerless in their capacity both as workers and as consumers.’
    • ‘Although economically dependent upon the EU, as soon as tensions arise they side with the US politically.’
    • ‘With a population of almost 10 million, Bangkok is the most important city politically and economically.’
    • ‘Often in debt, they are economically and politically dependent on local headmen and landlords.’
    • ‘In the natural world, fruit and the seed it contains are hugely important economically, being a primary source of food.’
    • ‘The economically most important minerals concentrated in placers are listed in Table 1.’
    • ‘Closer to home, livestock are important economically but animals are also a source of companionship.’
    • ‘It's a very dynamic city and economically it plays an important role in South Africa.’
    • ‘Aromatic plants are economically important, because of the essential oils they produce.’
    • ‘Overall the reduction corresponds to about one day, which is economically important.’
  • 2In a way that involves careful use of money or resources.

    ‘the new building was erected as economically as possible’
    • ‘Those who dare to take these steps will benefit from shared resources and live more economically.’
    • ‘Energy has to be used as economically as possible with regard to the preservation of nature, he explained.’
    • ‘It is incumbent therefore on all local authorities to operate as efficiently and economically as possible.’
    • ‘Those who furnished the funds were directly interested in seeing that they were used as economically as possible.’
    • ‘The inmates of these ‘Houses of Industry’ were fed as economically as possible on bread and thin gruel.’
    • ‘A reserve, on the other hand, is the portion of an identified resource that can be extracted economically using current technology.’
    • ‘If the hydrates can be harvested economically, they could become an important source of fuel in the future.’
  • 3In a way that uses no more of something than is necessary.

    ‘a precis aims to express a passage more economically’
    • ‘In these three central symphonies, a large orchestra is used economically, with passages of delicacy and refinement akin to chamber music.’