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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
        • Glomerular diseases are often associated with foot process effacement and podocytopenia leading to severe proteinuria, and are closely linked to disaggregation and altered distribution of AFs.
        • C. subterraneum is closely related to thaumarchaeotic species.
        • The use of the somewhat more closely related ehrhartoid species, Oryza rufipogon , increased the bs value to 76 %.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Our Flow of Attention graph’s video rhythm made it easy to identify the points in the ad viewers watched most closely.
        • 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.
    • 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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