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English definition of “strictly”

strictly

adverb  /ˈstrɪkt·li/ us  
completely or entirely: Photography is strictly forbidden. Public assistance is strictly limited to those who are willing to work. Strictly speaking (= Being completely accurate), pollen is like a virus in that both cannot reproduce independently.
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