- ec|o|nom|i|cal|ly [ ,ikə`namıkli, ,ekə`namıkli ] adverb **1. ) in a careful way, so that there is very little waste:The average domestic heating system could be run much more economically.a ) in a way that does not cost much money: CHEAPLY:You can equip yourself with the necessary tools quite economically.2. ) relating to ECONOMICS or to the economy of a particular country or region:They dismiss the idea that high tax rates are economically harmful.Politically and economically, the country is going through some enormous changes.an economically important industryeconomically depressed/devastated/disadvantaged (=experiencing a lot of economic problems): help for some of the country's economically depressed communitiesa ) in ways relating to money:The project is both technically and economically feasible.Is your life going to be economically better than your parents' lives?He was still economically dependent on his mother.economically active people (=who are earning money)
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.