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directly

EN[dɪˈrɛktli] [daɪˈrɛktli]
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    Definition of directly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore directlySUPmost directlySUF-ly
    1. In a direct manner; in a straight line or course.
      1. He drove directly to the office, and didn't stop off at the petrol station. ‎
    2. In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct means.
      1. I'm sick of asking you to fire him, I'll just do it directly. ‎
    3. Plainly, without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
      1. I'm going to tell Natalie directly that I love her. ‎
      2. To put it more directly: he's not 'made redundant' but sacked. ‎
    4. Exactly; just.
      1. It's directly across the street. ‎
    5. Straightforwardly; honestly.
      1. He told me directly that he'd cheated on me, and how sorry he was for it.' ‎
    6. (dated) Immediately.
      1. (Midland South) Soon; next; when it becomes convenient.
        1. We'll go to the store directly, but first I need to finish sweeping. ‎
    7. Conjunction
      1. As soon as.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • “I have tried, as I hinted, to enlist the co-operation of other capitalists, but experience has taught me that any appeal is futile that does not impinge directly upon cupidity. …”
          • In both insectivores and rodents, the pigmented layer is composed of iron directly contained in the matrix of the superficial aprismatic enamel [55 ,56 ].
          • Very little research has, however, directly examined the limitations of native perception, especially for contrasts that are only minimally differentiated acoustically and articulatorily.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Conjunctions
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ly
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            Meaning of directly for the defined word.

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