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perhaps

EN[pəˈhæps] [pɚˈhæps] [ˈpɹæps] [-æps]
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  • Perhaps may refer to:
  • Perhaps (album), the fourth album released by the Scottish New Wave band Associates
  • "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás", "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" in English, a popular song
  • Perhaps, English title of the 1999 French science fiction film Peut-être

    Definition of perhaps in English Dictionary

  • NounPLperhapsesPREper-
    1. An uncertainty.
    2. Adverb
      1. Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty.
        1. The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed.
      2. (rare) By chance.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • This may indicate that lignin-modifying enzymes in vivo are not able to depolymerise PSS, and perhaps also do not efficiently decompose other unreactive synthetic polymers.
          • Not to floccinaucinihilipilificate your other theories, Graydon, but perhaps it would be beneficial to answer this question first?
          • Their warmth stirred her up to be so busy and laudably benevolent; perhaps if he had been away she might have been idle and slack-handed; but I do not know.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Perhaps I should make myself scarce before he finds any more miserable tasks to assign to me.
          • Perhaps the most exciting area in evolution is in exploring how rewiring the circuitry of genes produces different arthropod appendages, or wingspots on butterflies.
          • Perhaps unsurprisingly — apologies to the good people of 1956 Miami —— the reception amid the swizzle sticks and shuffleboards was general nonplusment.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Sentence adverbs
            • Modal adverbs
            • Uncomparable adverbs
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            Meaning of perhaps for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "perhaps" is an adverb, more specifically, a sentence adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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