ultimately

adverb ul·ti·mate·ly \ ˈəl-tə-mət-lē \

Definition of ultimately

1 :in the end :fundamentally
  • the word comes ultimately from Latin
2 :eventually
  • ultimately, they agreed

Examples of ultimately in a Sentence

  1. The changes ultimately proved to be unnecessary.

  2. Ultimately, it's a question of who is more popular.

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First Known Use of ultimately

1652


ULTIMATELY Defined for English Language Learners

ultimately

adverb

Definition of ultimately for English Language Learners

  • : at the end of a process, period of time, etc.

  • : at the most basic level : in the central or most important way



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