from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In an effective way.
  • adverb For all practical purposes; in effect.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With effect; powerfully; with real operation; completely; thoroughly.
  • Actually; in fact.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With effect; powerfully; completely; thoroughly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an efficient or effective manner; with powerful effect.
  • adverb informal Essentially; for all practical purposes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an effective manner
  • adverb in actuality or reality or fact


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