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closely meaning

EN[ˈkləʊsliː]
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    Definition of closely in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMcloselierCOMmore closelySUPcloseliestSUPmost closelySUF-ly
    1. In a close manner.
      1. Finnish and Estonian are closely related languages.
      2. The borderline between East and West Berlin was very closely guarded.
      3. The chairs are too closely spaced.
    2. OBS secretly; privately.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • I work closely with my Canadian counterparts;  you work with computers;  she works with the homeless people from the suburbs
        • Recent studies have also shown that biodigestibility recalcitrance is closely related to saccharification recalcitrance.
        • The fight for survival knitted the men closely together.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • A strongly-typed language will more likely generate an error or refuse to compile, if the argument passed to a function does not match the expected type closely.
        • A weakly-typed language will most possibly not generate an error or refuse to compile, if the argument passed to a function does not match the expected type closely.
        • Our Flow of Attention graph’s video rhythm made it easy to identify the points in the ad viewers watched most closely.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ly
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        1. en closely held
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        Meaning of closely for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "closely" is an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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