presumably

[ pri-zoo-muh-blee ]
/ prɪˈzu mə bli /

adverb

by assuming reasonably; probably: Since he is a consistent winner, he is presumably a superior player.

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Origin of presumably

First recorded in 1640–50; presumable + -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for presumably

presumably
/ (prɪˈzjuːməblɪ) /

adverb

(sentence modifier) one presumes or supposes thatpresumably he won't see you, if you're leaving tomorrow
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