ideally

[ ahy-dee-uh-lee ]
/ aɪˈdi ə li /

adverb

in accordance with an ideal; perfectly.
in theory or principle.
in idea, thought, or imagination.

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Origin of ideally

First recorded in 1590–1600; ideal + -ly
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