cru·​cial·​ly | \ ˈkrü-sh(ə-)lē How to pronounce crucially (audio) \

Definition of crucially

1 : in a crucial manner
2 : very importantly

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Members make Europe-wide law, decide international agreements, and — crucially — can censure EU countries for violating core values such as an independent judiciary and upholding the rights of minorities and migrants. Lori Hinnant, The Seattle Times, "Tech could unite Europe’s populists ahead of EU vote in May," 19 Feb. 2019 Note that there are a couple of options here: the XPS 13 (9360) linked below is cheaper, has a bigger battery (and thus stands a better chance of lasting a full day), and crucially includes two USB-A ports plus an SD card slot. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Technica Back to School buying guide," 13 Aug. 2018 The conservation project — including the grounds and, crucially, thousands of Hemingway papers — stands out as a singular example of cooperation between longtime adversaries, the United States and Cuba. Patrick J. Mcdonnell,, "Preservation effort makes Hemingway's Cuba home look like he never left," 30 May 2018 During a call, the 48 volts of electricity supplied by the phone lines power all the phone's elec- tronics, including, crucially, its master controller (3) and LCD screen (1). Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Things Come Apart: A Pay Phone," 27 Nov. 2015 And crucially for a bathroom mirror, the Adore Bathroom is rated IP44 against splashing water and dust, which is probably a good idea for something that lives near your shower and above a sink. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Philips Hue expands to the bathroom with a connected light-up mirror," 27 July 2018 Perhaps most crucially for Liverpool fans, Ghazi writes that, with the summer transfer window already open, the Reds will begin talks to sign Fekir after the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday., "Report Details When Liverpool Will Begin Talks to Complete Deal for French Star," 21 May 2018 But, crucially, none of the 20 bear markets that coincided with post-1900 recessions began after the economy had started contracting. Mark Hulbert, WSJ, "Why the Strong Economy Is a Poor Predictor for the Stock Market," 4 Mar. 2018 And, crucially, the neurons in convolutional networks have shared input weights. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "How computers got shockingly good at recognizing images," 18 Dec. 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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