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largely

[ lahrj-lee ]
/ ˈlɑrdʒ li /
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adverb

to a great extent; in great part; generally; chiefly: The plan depends largely on his willingness to cooperate. That is largely incorrect.
in great quantity; much.

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Origin of largely

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at large, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for largely

largely
/ (ˈlɑːdʒlɪ) /

adverb

principally; to a great extent
on a large scale or in a large manner
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