largely

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adverb large·ly \ ˈlärj-lē \

Definition of largely

:in a large manner; especially :to a large extent :mostly, primarily
  • words largely unknown a decade ago

Examples of largely in a Sentence

  1. The story is largely true.

  2. He is largely responsible for the problem.

  3. The economy is based largely on farming.

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First Known Use of largely

13th century


LARGELY Defined for English Language Learners

largely

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Definition of largely for English Language Learners

  • : not completely but mostly


LARGELY Defined for Kids

largely

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adverb large·ly \ ˈlärj-lē \

Definition of largely for Students

:mostly, chiefly Their story is largely true.


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