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English definition of “closely”

closely

adverb (SIMILAR)    /ˈkləʊs.li/ US  /ˈkloʊs-/
without a big difference between two people , groups , or things: The two teams are closely matched . It was a closely fought election .Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
(Definition of closely adverb (SIMILAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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