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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
          • In trials with T3, oocytes were preincubated with T3 (1–100 μM) for 15 s, followed directly with coapplication of T3 and GABA, ALLOP or IVM, for 30s.
          • The film with a thickness of 10 nm is grown by van der Waals epitaxy on fluorophlogopite mica and Hall-bar devices are fabricated from the as-grown film directly on the mica substrate.
          • Mucins are produced in low levels in health but they are over produced in a number of hypersecretory disorders in which they can directly contribute to the pathogenesis and prognosis of disease.
      • 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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