re·​port·​ed·​ly | \ri-ˈpȯr-təd-lē \

Definition of reportedly 

: according to report

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Further Reading Samsung reportedly planning five flagship phone models for early 2019 5G networks are expected to ramp up deployment in the US, China, and other Apple markets in 2019. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple will skip 5G in 2019, report says," 3 Dec. 2018 There’s no indication what the Backyard prototype—reportedly in development—will look like. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Is Airbnb’s next move building houses?," 29 Nov. 2018 About 500 migrants on the Mexico side of the border reportedly overwhelmed police blockades near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, prompting border patrol agents to respond with tear gas, according to CNN. Korin Miller, SELF, "This Is Exactly How Tear Gas Affects Your Body," 26 Nov. 2018 Both the campaign and the messages earned the company criticism and resulted in the cancellation of its Shanghai runway show (an event that reportedly cost millions of dollars). Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Dolce & Gabbana founders apologize for stereotype-filled Chinese marketing campaign," 23 Nov. 2018 Among other celebrities evacuating the Woolsey Fire, Caitlyn Jenner has reportedly lost her Malibu home in the blaze. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "At Least 9 Dead in California’s Most Destructive Wildfire in History," 10 Nov. 2018 The aircraft was reportedly under 115 feet of water, but Goglia said that shouldn’t keep investigators in retrieving the crucial black boxes. Barbara S. Peterson, Popular Mechanics, "How Could a Brand New Boeing Jet Crash Without Warning?," 31 Oct. 2018 For this morning's events, Meghan chose to wear a demure navy blue midi dress by Stella McCartney paired with dark pumps, which are reportedly Manolos and a statement necklace. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Chose a Navy Midi Dress by Stella McCartney on Her Final Day in New Zealand," 30 Oct. 2018 Sarah, Duchess of York has driven plenty of scandal over the years; in 2010 she was recorded offering information about her ex-husband to tabloids in exchange for £500,000, a move that reportedly cost her an invite to the royal wedding in 2011. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "These Princess Beatrice Facts Prove She's One Interesting Royal," 12 Oct. 2018

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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: according to what has been said

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