Definitions for economically

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ec•o•nom•i•cal*ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-(adj.)

  1. avoiding waste or extravagance; involving the efficient use of wealth or resources

    an economical use of space.

  2. economic; pertaining to economics.

* Syn: economical , thrifty , frugal imply careful and efficient use of resources. economical implies prudent planning in the disposition of resources so as to avoid unnecessary waste or expense: It is economical to buy in large quantities. thrifty adds the idea of industry and successful management: a thrifty shopper looking for bargains. frugal suggests saving by denying oneself luxuries: so frugal that he never takes taxis.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. economically(adverb)

    with respect to economic science

    "economically this proposal makes no sense"

  2. economically(adverb)

    in an economical manner

  3. economically(adverb)

    with respect to the economic system

    "economically the country is worse off"


  1. economically(Adverb)

    In an economical manner; not wastefully; not extravagantly; prudently.

  2. economically(Adverb)

    From the perspective of economics or an economy.

  3. economically(Adverb)

    According to divine economy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Economically(adverb)

    with economy; with careful management; with prudence in expenditure

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'economically' in Adverbs Frequency: #428

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